National Army Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand : Military History & Army War Museum

Museum Tanks Support Battle of Cambrai Anniversary

Museum Tanks Support Battle of Cambrai Anniversary

The National Army Museum supported the 94th anniversary commemorations of the Battle of Cambrai on 19th November with a parade of 13 armoured vehicles from its collection.

This battle was fought during the First World War near the town of Cambrai in France on 20th November 1917 and was the first occasion that the newly developed weapon of the time, the tank, was deployed in battle en mass. Each year the “tankies” gather on the weekend nearest 20th November to honour Cambrai and to catch-up with old comrades.