TimelineMaps

Follow us through the World War I centennial on Follow wwitoday on Twitter

The Tank Corps by Major Clough Williams-Ellis & A. Williams-Ellis


by Clough Williams-Ellis & A. Williams-Ellis

A Mark V tank from the monument to the Tank Corps, Pozières, France. (Thanks to James Reeve of the site Landships II for the following: The model on the monument is of a Mk V. You can tell by the second cab on the roof towards the rear, and the ventilation louvres on the side towards the rear. Also, the Mk IV male carried 3 machine guns (1 in the cab and 1 in each sponson) as well as the 6 pounders, and the female 5 (1 in the cab and 2 in each sponson). The Mk V had an additional machine gun fitted in the rear panel, making 4 in the male and 6 in the female.)
Inscription:
Near this spot the first tanks used in war went into action on 15th Sept 1916
This monument is erected to the memory of the officers, warrant officers, non-commissioned officers & men of
The Tank Corps who fell in action in the years 1916-1917-1918 during The Great War.
Three additional plaques list the battles in which the Tanks Corps fought:
1916 - 1st Somme, Ancre
1917 - 1st Arras, Messines, 3rd Ypres, 1st Cambrai
1918 - 2nd Somme, River Lys, Hamel-Marne-Moreuil, Amiens-Bapaume, Arras-Epehy, Cambrai-St. Quentin, Selle-Mormal Forest

A Mark V tank from the monument to the Tank Corps, Pozières, France. (Thanks to James Reeve of the site Landships II for the following: The model on the monument is of a Mk V. You can tell by the second cab on the roof towards the rear, and the ventilation louvres on the side towards the rear. Also, the Mk IV male carried 3 machine guns (1 in the cab and 1 in each sponson) as well as the 6 pounders, and the female 5 (1 in the cab and 2 in each sponson). The Mk V had an additional machine gun fitted in the rear panel, making 4 in the male and 6 in the female.) © 2013, John Shea

The Tank Corps by Major Clough Williams-Ellis & A. Williams-Ellis. Illustrated with B&W plates and 2 folding maps.

Publisher: The Offices of "Country Life," Ltd. and George Newnes, Ltd., 1919

Copyright: