Category: british tanks

British supply tanks passing by a group of Bri…

British supply tanks passing by a group of British infantry on the way to action between Amiens and Bonchoir, August 1918.

British supply tanks going into action between…

British supply tanks going into action between Amiens and Bouchoir, c1918.

A British Mark V tank of the 2nd Battalion, …

A British Mark V tank of the 2nd Battalion, Tank Corps crossing the ditch at the side of a road at Lamotte-en-Santerre, 8 August 1918.

Someone souvenired a German flag too apparently.

A British Whippet tank on the road near Demuin…

A British Whippet tank on the road near Demuin, 1918.

Moving tanks into the Imperial War Museum, Cry…

Moving tanks into the Imperial War Museum, Crystal Palace, 1920c.

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.