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  • Very rare British tank complete armoured plate rivet recovered from Bourlon Woods the November 1917 battle part of the Allied Cambrai offensive

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    This is a very rare find from the battlefield a British first World War Tank complete armoured plate rivet these are what held the tank together. This rivet which is complete at just over 1 inch long is in relic but solid condition it is rusty but not crumbling or braking up it has been very very well cleaned and is lovely for any collection perfect to display. This rivet was recovered in 2013 from Bourlon Woods the November 1917 battle part of the Allied Cambrai offensive. The part comes with a A5 laminated information card.

    The operation would be carried out by the Third Army under General Julian Byng in order to relieve pressure on the French front. The offensive consisted of an assault against the Germans’s on the Hindenburg line along a 10-mile (16-km) front some 8 miles (13 km) west of Cambrai. Nineteen British divisions were assembled for the offensive, supported by tanks (476 in all, of which about 378 were fighting tanks; the rest were supply and service vehicles) and five horsed Cavalry divisions. The attack lasted from the 20th November 1917 until 6th December 1917.

    The Battle of Cambrai: The German Counterattack - The Tank Museum

       British tank destroyed in the Bourlon Woods November 1917

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