Events for Sunday 24th April 2022

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First tank-to-tank combat

24th 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 Reading

Tank 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 the… Read more...

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