Never-before-seen photos of the first time the Germans used captured British tanks.

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Pictured: C23 "Crusty", commanded by 2/Lt. H.W. Ashforth, was knocked out at La Vacquerie on 20 November 1917 becoming one of the many tanks to fall into German hands. <br />
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Never-before-seen photos of the first time the Germans used captured British tanks against Allied soldiers have come to light on the 103rd anniversary of the battle. <br />
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The British were the first to invent the tank in 1916 and a year later used them to overwhelm the enemy at the Battle of Cambrai in the First World War.<br />
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Although the battle was a success for the British, the Germans captured several Mark IV tanks.<br />
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Rather than build their own from scratch, the Germans adapted the British ones to suit their needs.