Category: british tanks

The Mark V tank on display at the Imperial War…

The Mark V tank on display at the Imperial War Museum London. The size of the damn thing alone would have been pretty intimidating I feel, doubly so when you stand in the recreated trench underneath it.

British tanks abandoned on the battlefield at …

British tanks abandoned on the battlefield at Sanctuary Woods, September 1917.

Captured British Mark IV tank (named Fritz) be…

Captured British Mark IV tank (named Fritz) being used by the Germans to support an attack, probably during the Spring Offensive. A unit of German stormtroops are moving up with the tank including one with a flamethrower. c1918, probably during the Spring Offensives.

Mark I ‘Male’ Tank of ‘C’ …

Mark I ‘Male’ Tank of ‘C’ Company that broke down crossing a British trench on its way to attack Thiepval on 25th September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme.

I love the little chickewire hats they gave these early models. The idea was that’d it’d bounce hand grenades off as the top armour was relatively thin.

Mark I tank  A13 “We’re all in it” of…

Mark I tank 

A13 “We’re all in it”

of A Battalion  ditched in a trench. This battalion first went in action at the Battle of Messines, June 1917.

Tank F1 crossing a trench at the Tank Drivin…

Tank F1 crossing a trench at the Tank Driving School during the special training for the Battle of Cambrai at Wailly, 21 October 1917.

A British tank set on fire by a German flame…

A British tank set on fire by a German flamethrower team from a trench, April 1918.

A Mark IV (Male) tank of ‘H’ Battalion ditch…

A Mark IV (Male) tank of ‘H’ Battalion ditched in a German trench while supporting the 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment, one mile west of Ribecourt. 20 November 1917.

An immobilised British Mark IV tank stands at …

An immobilised British Mark IV tank stands at the lip of a captured German trench at Flesquieres, in the bottom of which lie four dead German soldiers. During the Battle of Cambrai, 23 November 1917.

Mark I Tank ditched astride a captured trenc…

Mark I Tank ditched astride a captured trench. Left of Flers, 1st October 1916.