A Plethora of Great War Tanks!

DESPITE HAVING first seen action the previous year at the battle of Flers-Courcelette, the tank came of age for the British Army when, using completely changed tactics, 476 were deployed for the Battle of Cambrai on 30 September 1917.

The centenary of this pivotal engagement was marked by no fewer than three Mark IVs in motion, all be it that two of these were replicas and the third wasn’t under its own power, writes Rob Pritchard.


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