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The Battle of Cambrai — The Use of the Tank

  • Matthew Hughes
  • William J. Philpott

Abstract

The battle of Cambrai is generally remembered for the employment of tanks en masse for the first time. In reality it was not a tank battle, but the first example of a new style of mechanised ‘combined-arms’ warfare in which all the elements of the army — artillery, infantry, cavalry and tanks — would be synchronised in a new type of attack, foreshadowing the main features of twentieth-century land combat.

Keywords

Front Line Strong Sector Mechanical Breakdown Defensive System Church Bell 
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© Matthew Hughes & William J. Philpott 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew Hughes
  • William J. Philpott

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