100 Years Ago, British and German Tanks Clashed in the First Tank Battle in History

May 14, 2018 6:15 pm nationalinterest.org
100 Years Ago, British and German Tanks Clashed in the First Tank Battle in History

One hundred years ago, on the evening of April 23, 1918, a thousand German artillery pieces unleashed a holocaust of high explosive shells and mustard gas around the French town of Villers-Bretonneux. Imperial Germany had launching a last-ditch Spring Offensive in the sector around Amiens in an attempt to defeat French and British forces before U.S. reinforcements could tilt the balance of power against them. The French village had the…

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