War Diaries Talk

#story re Diary of 1 Battalion King’s Liverpool Regiment regarding the Tank ‘Dorothy’.

  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    I thought I would post this as story. I have seen tanks mentioned in the diaries but on this diary page the Author relates the action of the tank ‘Dorothy’ – many diaries do not go into many details concerning tanks.

    Concerning operations 23-24th August 1918. Author stated:

    “Signals were continuously made to the tank 'Dorothy' and 45 seconds later she grasped the situation. The tank saved the troops many casualties not only did she draw fire but the moral effect on the men was decisive. The tank 'Dorothy' also stood a heavy shelling but luckily escaped on completing her task”.

    Page link: https://talk.operationwardiary.org/#/subjects/AWD0003pzj

    PS The difference between male and female was dependent on the main armament carried. For males, this was a naval 6 pounder carried in a sponson on the side of the tank and, apart from the barrel being shortened, this was constant all through the war. For females it was 2 machine guns per sponson per side, of differing types as the war progressed.

    Link: http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/93252-male-tank-female-tank/


  • cyngast by cyngast moderator

    Rob or David--Are there diaries for the tank corps?


  • David_Underdown by David_Underdown moderator

    Yes http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/browse/r/h/C4553246 but as you'll see they are under GHQ Troops, so not yet fed into OpWarDiary


  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    I think they would be interesting, if they did appear in the project sometime.

    In one diary I tagged when the Germans first saw the tanks approaching, they all ran off.