Thu 15 September 2016, The Guardian
'Dreadnoughts of the trenches': 100 years since tanks first appeared on the battlefield
By Harry Burton
O ne hundred years ago the face of modern warfare changed forever when tanks were used for the first time. On the morning of 15 September 1916 the British attacked German positions at Flers-Courcelette - part of the larger Somme offensive - with 32 tanks.