Events for Monday 24th April 2017
On This Day in History
First tank-to-tank combat24th April 1918
On 24th April 1918 the first ever tank-to-tank combat occurred at Villers-Bretonneux, France, when three British Mark IVs met three German A7Vs.
Further ReadingTank Action in the Great War
(Hardback - 224 pages)
by Ian Verrinder
Harry Moon and eight fellow members of the Royal Sussex Regiment all volunteered to transfer to B Battalion, Heavy Branch, Machine Gun Corps in January 1917, (later the Tank Corps) to serve in the revolutionary Mk IV Tanks. After describing his
experiences, training and fighting on the Somme with… Read more...