Mephisto and the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux

The Second battle of Villers-Bretonneux represented a critical turning point in the Great War. While most fans of military history recall the first battle between tanks, the fate of the A7V “Mephisto” tells the story of tank warfare in the First World War. The History Guy recalls the story of the only surviving A7V.

Tiger 131 and the Battle at Guriat el Atach

In April 1943, troops of the British First Army captured a German Tiger tank virtually intact. It was the first operable Tiger tank captured by the British. But the details of its capture, and the battle in which it was captured, are still mysterious. The History Guy recalls the forgotten battle at Guriat el Atach.Continue reading “Tiger 131 and the Battle at Guriat el Atach”