The first Tanks in Battle – Flers September 1916

17/9/16 The first use of tanks in Battle at Flers  © IWM (Q 5577)

17/9/16 The first use of tanks in Battle at Flers © IWM (Q 5577)

Tanks were successfully used to secure the village of Flers in mid-September 1916.  None were available for the unsuccessful attack on German positions north of the village on 12th October 1916.

 

Flers | 17th Manchester Regiment on the Somme.

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