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THE BATTLE OF AMIENS – PART TWO ̵...

Aug 17, 2018No Comments

This article looks at the course of the Battle of Amiens. Read about the extensive preparation for this pivotal battle here. All the planning and preparation for the Battle of

THE BATTLE OF AMIENS – PART ONE ̵...

Aug 14, 2018No Comments

The Battle of Amiens began on the 8th August 1918 and lasted until the 11th. It was a stunning success for the Allies and marked the beginning of the Hundred

Battle of Hamel

MARK V BATTLE DEBUT

Jul 02, 20182 Comments

For the Tank Corps the Battle of Hamel was one of the most important 90 minutes of the First World War. Fought on the morning of the 4th July 1918

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MARK V* TANK

Jun 04, 2018No Comments

The Mark V* tank was created for one purpose – its extra length. For all its advances and improvements over the Mark IV, the new Mark V tank that began to

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MARK V TANK

Jun 01, 2018No Comments

On the 18th January 1918 the first Mark V tank was driven out of the Metropolitan Carriage, Wagon and Finance Company factory in Birmingham.  Just 10 weeks later in early

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USING PETROL IN FIRST WORLD WAR TANKS

Sep 01, 20171 Comment

For all their impressive power, tanks won’t work without fuel, which in the First World War meant petrol. This post takes a look at how this petrol was stored and

TANKS ON TRAINS IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Jul 19, 20171 Comment

Tanks in the First World War were very slow. There were no tank transporters so tanks had to go by train and, as the war went on, they were getting

EXPERIMENTAL FIRST WORLD WAR TANKS – ...

May 26, 2017No Comments

The third instalment in David Fletcher’s three part series examining the experimental tanks of the First World War describes such oddities as cranes, bridges, and rudimentary amphibious tanks. 

SYDNEY HADLEY’S GLASS EYE

Oct 19, 2016No Comments

One of the personal objects on display in The Tank Men exhibition is emblematic of the personal sacrifice made by so many men in World War One – a serious

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TANK CHATS: MARK V** TANK

Jun 30, 2016No Comments

David Fletcher gives an overview of the Mark V** tank – a longer tank for wider trenches.