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When Tank Meets Tank: The First Battle between British and German Tanks. On the Western Front

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The first action between Tanks took place near Vilers – Bretomiee an April 24, when the German Tanks made their debut on the hatldeli. The result was a victory for the British Tanks. Six of the enemy’s machines accompanied his infantry, and some of our heavy Tanks soon arrived to engage them, and succeeded in driving them. Presently some of the new British light Tanks, called ” whippets,” appeared on the scene, and wrought great eecutien among the German infantry with their machine-gun, seven Tanks manned by twenty men putting Germans out of action.

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