The Battle of Cambrai explained in Tank Museum video series

Posted on centenarynews.com on 21 November 2017
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Britain's Tank Museum released a three-part documentary for Battle of Cambrai Centenary, telling the story of the first mass tank attack in history.

More than 400 tanks were used to pierce the the formidable defences of the German Army's Hindenburg Line in Northern France on 20 November 1917.

Visiting key sites around Cambrai, and using archive interviews with veterans, David Willey, Curator of The Tank Museum,  explains how after earlier setbacks, 'the tank shows its full potential on the battlefield' for the first time in WW1.

Cambrai, he says 'was the test bed for new technology and tactics, that would eventually help win the war for the Allies.'

Watch Cambrai: The Tank Corps Story on YouTube. The Tank Museum, based at Bovington in Dorset, is the regimental museum of Britain's Royal Tank Regiment.

Images courtesy of The Tank Museum

Posted by: CN Editorial Team

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