Tanks are among the toughest and most feared military weapons available. The concept of the armoured vehicle was developed in response to the deadlock of trench warfare during the First World War. Here are some of the biggest and most notable tank battles that have occurred since then:
Battle of Cambrai – Nov 20 – Dec 7 1917
No list of infamous tank battles can be complete without reference to the very first. It took place during the Battle of Cambrai on the Western Front in France. It was a British offensive and signalled the first ever deployment of tanks in battle. Tanks had been seen in 1916, but not in active battle. 476 tanks were deployed in an attempt to infiltrate the German Hindenburg Line.
The British Army enjoyed some success on that first day of battle, but mechanical issues soon put paid to that. The British Mark IV …