HISTORY OF THE 17th (ARMOURED CAR) TANK BATTALION DURING BATTLE OF 1918

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The 17th Battalion arrived in France in April 1918. Its first operations were in support of the French Army in June. It returned to the British Army in August and was very successful at the Battle of Amiens. The Austin Armoured cars were towed in pairs by tanks across the battlefield. Once they reached better ground on the other side of the lines, they ranged freely. A German Corps headquarters 10 miles back was captured and German reserves, artillery and supply lines were shot up. The 17th was the first British unit to cross the Rhine in 1918. This is a very good Battalion history that is scarce in its original printing.