Cambrai 1917: The Myth of the First Great Tank Battle

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When the British dispatched 400 tanks against the Germans at the Battle of Cambrai in 1917, the result was a draw for the armies but a win for the tank, following its first major role in combat. But the initial British successes were due to innovations in artillery, not tanks and tanks didn’t keep the Germans from recapturing their losses. Bryn Hammond shows how generals and politicians seduced by the tank’s mythical abilities helped create a more mobile army in the following decades.

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Dr Bryn Hammond is a member of the Centre for First World War Studies, the British Commission for Military History and the Western Front and Gallipoli Associations. He is also joint convenor of the Imperial War Museum's History Group. He has written numerous articles about the First World War, and is a regular speaker on the subject. Cambrai 1917 is his first book.

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