Warfare in News
Posted on Wednesday 26th July
Cambrai tank veteran 'Deborah' prepares for her Centenary move
The famous British D51 Tank (better known as Deborah) will shortly be moving to her new home at the Cambrai Tank Museum 1971 in time for the Centenary in November 2017.
Months of preparation have gone into planning this very technical move in order to keep this fragile veteran in the best condition possible. She will be moved from a barn in the Village of Flesquières to a purpose-built home as the new First World War centrepiece for all to see.
Deborah's exhibit will open 26 November 2017.
Deborah and the War of the Tanks(Hardback - 304 pages)
by John Taylor
Deborah is a British First World War tank that rose from the grave after taking part in one of the most momentous battles in history. In November 1917 she played a leading role in the first successful massed tank attack at Cambrai. Eighty years later, in a remarkable feat of archaeology, the tank’s buried remains were rediscovered and excavated, and are now preserved as a memorial to the battle and to the men who fought… Read more...
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