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After the tank battle of Cambrai 1917 - video

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On page 369 of Pete Hart's " The Great War " he says (Cambrai)

" three tank brigades (476 tanks) "

that is 476 taking part in the battle, I think?

Mike

Edit The LLT also says 476 tanks

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spconnolly007

Superb :thumbsup: thanks Egbert. Thankfully the war finished just in time to save all the trees and lamp posts of Europe :w00t:

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6th Shropshires

Hi Egbert

Great film, thanks for posting it. There may well have been about 100 or so knocked out tanks left on the battlefield by the time of the German counter-attack but the greater part of these would have been badly damaged ones and of no use other then scrap.

Annette

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stripeyman

Very very good......

Well done for bringing these films to Great War Forum

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egbert

Found the following on Cambrai:

Ivor Halstead, "The Truth About Our Tanks": "Of the tanks, 71 were abandoned for mechanical reasons, 43 bogged down and 65 were hit and destroyed...."

and ".....after 48 hours there were only 60 or 70 still operating...."

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Terry Carter

Very interesting

Thanks

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Gareth Davies

On page 369 of Pete Hart's " The Great War " he says (Cambrai)

" three tank brigades (476 tanks) "

that is 476 taking part in the battle, I think?

Mike

Edit The LLT also says 476 tanks

Yes, 476 tanks as follows:

9 Bns each of 42 tanks (378)

54 supply tanks

32 sledge towing tanks

9 radio tanks

2 bridge laying tanks

1 cable laying tank

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SilverFox100

Thanks Egbert once again superb. First time I have seen one of WW1 tanks up close. Mike

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Barnbarroch

WOW! Thanks for posting this. I thought I might even see the wreck of Bandit II which my great uncle Frank Vans Agnew was in. No such luck - but what a piece of film!

Thanks again,

Jamie.

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Tom Lang

Thanks Egbert.

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