Iraq: Photographs by Sean Smith
The Battle of Cambrai was the first large scale use of massed tanks in battle. Here British Mark IV tanks of 'C' Battalion are loaded aboard a train at Plateau Station prior to the opening of the battle.
This aerial photograph shows part of the Cambrai battlefield from the British front line up to Bourlon Wood, one of the furthest points of the British advance. Aerial photography was a key element of the advances made in artillery fire.
Three British troops stand in a street in Marcoing on the first day of the battle. Marcoing was one of several villages taken by British attackers on 20 November. But it was later retaken by determined German counter-attacks.
An artillery observation officer on top of a ruined wall at Havrincourt. Cambrai saw the first use of silent registration - where the fall of British shells on German positions was calculated without the use of an extensive preliminary bombardment.
Men of 11th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers shepherd a group of German prisoners near Havrincourt of the first day of the battle. These men were among over 4,000 German soldiers taken prisoner that day.
A little girl rescued from Masnieres with a British soldier at Gouzeaucourt. Though both sides experienced successes in terms of tactical methods used, the battle ultimately had little strategic impact on the fighting on the Western Front.
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