Battle of Cambrai facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBattle of Cambrai
|Part of the Western Front of the First World War|
German soldiers recovering a British Mark IV tank. The effectiveness of the tank in combat was limited in the extreme "Down in a Shell crater, We Fought Like Kilkenny Cats"
| United Kingdom
|Commanders and leaders|
|Julian Byng||Georg von der Marwitz|
476 tanks (378 combat tanks)
|Casualties and losses|
179 tanks out of action
This battle was the first in the war, where tanks were used on a large scale.
In total, about 95.000 people where killed or captured. The battle did not result in a gain of territory of either side.
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