Deborah D51 is a British tank which took part in the Battle of Cambrai in 1917 – the first effective massed tank attack in history.

After the war she was buried on the battlefield, and 80 years later she rose from the grave and is now preserved as a static, but moving memorial to the First World War.

Another tank with the crew number D51, and probably the same name, took part in the Battle of Passchendaele in August 1917.

Deborah and the War of the Tanks is a new book which tells the story of both tanks and their crews. It uses unpublished eyewitness reports, personal letters, and secret British and German documents to present a vivid account of the early days of tank warfare.

Deborah and the War of the Tanks 1917 Book