Chris John will be giving a talk via Zoom on ‘German Tanks at Villers-Bretonneux’. Most know about the British development of the tank but did the Germans have tanks? If not, why not and if so how did they develop? A look at the development of fighting armoured vehicles particularly from the German perspective and the only serious German attempt to use them on the battlefield – Villers-Bretonneux 23rd-24th April 1918 - with surprisingly successful initial results.
Chris is located in Lichfield, Staffordshire. Chris is a badged battlefield guide, a volunteer at the National Memorial Arboretum, and deputy chair of Birmingham WFA. He is author of A Hundred Years on: The Great War and Other Events on Cannock Chase. Chris has spoken to many local history groups, throughout the Midlands. WFA branches recently visited include Huntingdon, Dublin, Norfolk, Heart of England.
Joining details will be provided to branch members in due course.
Image: German A7V tank "Elfriede" captured by French Troops at Villers-Bretonneux, 24-Apr-1918. French Postcard 1918