The employment of large formations of tanks was first introduce by Britain in 1917 at the battle of Cambrai in France. In that and subsequent WWI battles, the Allies were successful, and much of that was attributed to the tank. On the other hand, Germany had ignored the development of the tank, and there were some after the war that concluded that one reason Germany lost was because of their failure to use tanks. This would shape how each side viewed armored warfare between the wars. More importantly, this would shape how each side developed the tank for use in future wars, resulting in a marked difference in strategy and tactics between the Allies and Germany in the early days of World War II.
Follow these links to learn about the battles, the leaders, and the TANKS that shaped World War II!
|US TANKS||GERMAN TANKS||SOVIET TANKS||BRITISH TANKS||FRENCH TANKS|
|Achtung! Panzer||AFV Portal|
|HYPERWAR-- WWII HYPERTEXT WEBPAGE||Link to TANKS!|
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by Chris Shimp March 1, 2001