VIDEO: The centenary of the Battle of Cambrai

Tanks are as relevant in current warfare as they were 100 years ago at the Battle of Cambrai, an Army commander has said.

Monday, 20th November 2017, 1:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:03 pm
"I think at every stage someone has suggested that something is going to come and replace the tank on the battlefield - that has proven to not necessarily be the case,"

During the First World War 476 British tanks spectacularly broke through enemy lines in Cambrai, north-eastern France, during a major offensive which began on November 20 1917.

Although this was not the first time tanks had been used in battle, the attack, which ended on December 6 1917, marked the first time they had been deployed in significant numbers

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Cambrai, the oldest tank unit in the world shows their main battle tank, the Challenger 2.

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"I think at every stage someone has suggested that something is going to come and replace the tank on the battlefield - that has proven to not necessarily be the case,"
"I think at every stage someone has suggested that something is going to come and replace the tank on the battlefield - that has proven to not necessarily be the case,"