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107: October 2016


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'Cambrai 1917: The myth of the first great tank battle' a talk given by Bryn Hammond.


Bryn Hammond is the Head of Collections at the Imperial War Museum, a Military Historian and author. His PhD thesis undertaken at the University of Birmingham was on 'The Theory and Practice of Tank - Other Arms Co-Operation on the Western Front, 1916-1918'. His first degree was in Medieval & Modern History.   IMAGE:  Official photograph take…

'The Tanks' road to Cambria' with Lt-Col Geoffrey Vesey Holt


Lt-Col Geoffrey Vesey Holt will be talking about how tanks were used at the Battle of Cambrai. Geoffrey Vesey Holt is an historian of the Royal Tank Regiment. He served with the British Army from 1975 t0 2010. IMAGES: A British Mark IV tank being loaded onto railway trucks for transport. © IWM (Q 46933) British tanks maneuvering during the Batt…

The Tanks’ Road to Cambrai


This talk will cover the role of the tank on the Battle of Cambrai, the first British combined arms battle (20-27 Nov 1917) and the German dress rehearsal for their 1918 offensives (30 Nov to 02 Dec). It will show how this role was developed from the first battle at Flers-Courcelette through the Battles of Arras (April 1917) and Bullecourt ( April-…

'The Tanks' Road to Cambrai' a talk by Lt Col Geoffrey Vessey Holt


Lt Col Geoffrey Vessey Holt will be talk about tanks.

We meet at the Drill Hall, Leros TA Centre, Sturry Road, Canterbury, CT1 1HR at 7:00pm for 7:00pm meetings. 

'British, French and German Tank Development' a talk by Charles Messenger.


Charles Messenger will give a talk on British, French and German tank development.  IMAGE: Renault FT tanks being operated by the US Army in France.  IMAGE: German A7V tank at Roye 21 March 1918. 

White Heat: The New Warfare 1914


  The appearance of a new book from our President is always an exciting event and the publications of White Heat is no exception. This volume is his tenth on the subject of the First World War and in it he concentrates on the technological aspects of the conflict. Mr. Terraine contents that 1914 saw a confluence of technological innovation and in…

'The Western Front. A Plea for Understanding' by John Terraine


John Terraine’s 1983 Address to the Western Front Association. 1984  [This article first appeared in the journal of the Western Front Association, Stand To! No.10 Spring 1984 pp24-27. John Terraine was the first President of The Western Front Association, founded by John Giles in 1980. For much of 1984, John Giles had been unwell which explains th…

038: Summer 1993


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045: January 1996


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'The Tanks' Road to Cambrai' by Lt Col (Ret) Geoffrey Vesey Holt


Lt Col (Ret) Geoffrey Vesey Holt will give a talk on tanks at Cambrai, 1917.    We meet at the White Horse Inn, The Street, Trowse, Norwich NR14 8ST on the first Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm

'The Palestine Tank Detachment' a talk given by Gareth Davies


Gareth Davies will give a presentation on the use of tanks in Palestine during the First World War.  Gareth spent 28 years in the British Army as a tank commander, staff officer, and instructor. He taught at Sandhurst and the Staff College. He has a Masters Degree in Defence Studies from KCL. Gareth is a keen student of twentieth century warfare …

'The Battle of Cambrai' a talk by Niall Cherry


Battle of Cambrai - Niall Cherry Niall is a locally based amateur historian and regular visitor to branch meetings.  Plenty of the members will already have heard talks from Niall. The Battle of Cambrai, launched in November 1917, heralded the first time tanks were used in significant force.  This was a little over a year after they had made thei…

'The Life of a Tankie' with John Allen


John Allen will give a presentation titled 'The Life of a Tankie'. Born in Lincolnshire, Cyril Sheldon Allen was amongst the first group of men to crew a new fighting machine now known as the Tank. When volunteering with his two brothers into the Army, he no doubt thought he was engaging in a war of short duration in continental Europe. Having been…