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A British tank, probably a Mark III tank, crossing a trench on its way to take part in the Battle of Cambrai, November 1917.

A British tank, probably a Mark III tank, crossing a trench on its way to take part in the Battle of Cambrai, November 1917.

The Comet was the best British tank of WW2. Its 77mm gun fired the same ammunition as the 17 pounder gun from a shell case based on the British WW1 anti aircraft gun. The reduction in velocity did not have a too negative affect on the APDS shot and the Comet could still take on a Tiger or Panther at range.

The Comet was the best British tank of WW2. Its 77mm gun fired the same ammunition as the 17 pounder gun from a shell case based on the British WW1 anti aircraft gun. The reduction in velocity did not have a too negative affect on the APDS shot and the Comet could still take on a Tiger or Panther at range.

A British Humber Scout Car and  Comet Tank "Cobra" both of the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment, 129th Armoured Brigade, 11th Armoured Division drive through a captured town in North Germany. 30th March 1945.

A British Humber Scout Car and Comet Tank "Cobra" both of the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment, 129th Armoured Brigade, 11th Armoured Division drive through a captured town in North Germany. 30th March 1945.

A British Grant tank, whose crew has just painted the name 'Atlanta' on its turret, 10 September 1942.

A British Grant tank, whose crew has just painted the name 'Atlanta' on its turret, 10 September 1942.

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The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) 31 July-10 November 1917 A knocked out British tank half submerged in mud and water near St Julien, 12 October 1917.| First World War Poetry Digital Archive

The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) 31 July-10 November 1917 A knocked out British tank half submerged in mud and water near St Julien, 12 October 1917.| First World War Poetry Digital Archive

A British tank commander and Indian crew of a Sherman tank of the British 9th Royal Deccan Horse, 255th Indian Tank Brigade, encounter two civilians riding an elephant on the road to Meiktila, Burma. March, 1945.  #ww2 #wwii #britain #india #elephant #sherman #burma

A British tank commander and Indian crew of a Sherman tank of the British 9th Royal Deccan Horse, 255th Indian Tank Brigade, encounter two civilians riding an elephant on the road to Meiktila, Burma. March, 1945. #ww2 #wwii #britain #india #elephant #sherman #burma

Pictures like this one of a British tank in Péronne near Amiens feature in the book which has been published to mark the centenary of the outbreak of war in 1914

Colour photos taken at the front line during the First World War

Pictures like this one of a British tank in Péronne near Amiens feature in the book which has been published to mark the centenary of the outbreak of war in 1914

Britsh tank crewmen with their Mark II Matilda medium tank, northern Africa

Britsh tank crewmen with their Mark II Matilda medium tank, northern Africa

British army 1945 Firefly Sherman - with the larger much more capable British 17 pounder main gun - could destroy any German tank and was a much better gun than the standard US gun

British army 1945 Firefly Sherman - with the larger much more capable British 17 pounder main gun - could destroy any German tank and was a much better gun than the standard US gun

(A13) Cruiser Tank Mk IV

(A13) Cruiser Tank Mk IV