26. The Mark IV Tank

Discovered 3 meters underground, the tank can be seen in a barn in Flesquières.

In Flesquières a tank has been preserved which took part in the fighting on 20th November 1917. Its discovery was the result of a long search by a man full of enthusiasm for the Battle of Cambrai. Identified as Deborah and belonging to D battalion, the tank was abandoned and buried after the war. It is a fine example of the Mark IV tanks, weighing almost 30 tonnes and with a crew of eight. The Battle of Cambrai demonstrated the effectiveness of these new war machines.

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Whether they follow the Escaut, drive along country roads, discover the picturesque alleys of the old Cambrai, fortified farms, museums, learn about Matisse and Blériot, lace ang giants, tourists will understand why the inhabitants of this part of France are so happy to welcome them and will feel like coming back.

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