Before the tank made its debut in France, the Mark I had to undergo trials and approval stages in Britain. These took place at Hatfield Park.
It would be nice to say that I remembered the Tonbridge tank but it was long gone by the time I was there, I knew the Castle well enough, and
Harry Leat went into action at the Battle of Flers, 15 September 1916, in the first tank ever to go into action. My Great Uncle Harry was born in 1895 at
The Tank Museum has recently received a unique and highly significant document relating to the first tank attack on 15th September 1916. The document – a field correspondence book – belonged
October marks the 100th anniversary of tank training being based at Bovington Camp in Dorset, where The Tank Museum also resides.
Barnsley, in Yorkshire, received its tank on 27 June 1919. It was delivered to the goods yard and driven from there by a Tank Corps crew, to a temporary resting
Scotland ran its own National War Savings Scheme and since we don’t have their version of the Silver Bullet we don’t yet know how many tanks were distributed. We can
One of the personal objects on display in The Tank Men exhibition is emblematic of the personal sacrifice made by so many men in World War One – a serious
Tunbridge Wells, which is allowed to call itself Royal Tunbridge Wells, is in Kent, a short distance from the Sussex border. Its tank arrived by rail on 30 July 1919,
Falmouth in Cornwall raised £364,324 in National War Savings which, given its smallish population more or less guaranteed it a place on the Silver Bullet list which meant that it