TANKS In The Trenches

Tim Gosling tells the story of the first massed tank attack on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Cambrai

’Hyacinth’ has become trapped in a large ditch during the battle for Cambrai. It has lost the unditching beam which might have helped it break free

On November 20, 1917 General Haig launched a massive assault across the German Hindenburg line towards the French town of Cambrai. This town was used by the Germans as a supply depot and its capture would also threaten the rear of the German line located to the north making it a very valuable objective.

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