A century ago, a special unit consisting of mechanics, technicians, plumbers and even circus trapeze artists were brought together to break the stalemate of the First World War.

What they did would revolutionise warfare for the modern age. This weekend, we will hear about the development of the tank, the people who built and crewed it and the meticulous preparation that led to the Battle of Cambrai.

BFBS Blandford's Jason Herbert presents From Mud Through Blood to the Green Fields Beyond this Sunday at 1pm UKT on Forces Radio BFBS. Listen to a teaser clip above.

More: Tankies Commemorate Cambrai 100 At Their Tidworth Base

Have you ever wondered how the nearly 400 tanks communicated back to command and with each other?

Adam Forty is a war historian and business development manager at the Royal Signals Museum in Blandford and told Jason Herbert about the crude comms.

Cambrai 100 - A Pigeon for Every Tank

It's the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Cambrai. How did the nearly 400 tanks communicate back to command and with each other ? Adam Forty is a war historian and business development manager at the Royal Signals Museum in Blandford and told Jason Herbert about the crude comms. The Royal Signals Museum The Tank Museum BFBS Radio BFBS Salisbury Plain

Posted by BFBS Blandford on Monday, 20 November 2017

 

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