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Tanks introduced into warfare at the Somme

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    Default Tanks introduced into warfare at the Somme

    100 years ago.....
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    The Battle of Flers / Courcelette !
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by lebus12 View Post
    That'a a famous photo taken on the 15th of September 1916 in Chimpanzee Valley. It shows a Mark I tank with grenade screens and rear steering wheel device as it prepares to advance with infantry marching behind on Flers. 'Clan Leslie' was commanded by Captain Archie Holford-Walker but missed the Flers-Courcelette operation on the Somme that day due to a damaged tail steering assembly.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Ned, you are THE Bible!
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    Quote by lebus12 View Post
    Ned, you are THE Bible!
    No, the Imperial War Museum website is!
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    No, the Imperial War Museum website is!
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    If someone didn't start this thread, I was going to. September 15th 1916. 100 years of the steele beasts.
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