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RICHARD WAIN AT CAMBRAI (November 20, 2017 11:12 am)
THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: FLESQUIÈRES RIDGE (November 16, 2017 3:03 pm)
THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: HUGH ELLES (November 16, 2017 1:08 pm)
THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: THE FASCINE (November 15, 2017 3:40 pm)
TANK CORPS WAR DIARIES: 17-19 NOVEMBER 1917 (November 14, 2017 2:56 pm)

David Fletcher

Ypres

A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – YPRES

Feb 07, 2017No Comments

Ypres, in Belgium, on the edge of the Salient of evil memory, is another location that acquired a tank, selecting one from those about to be destroyed at the end

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THE FIRST TANK TRIALS AT HATFIELD

Nov 11, 2016No Comments

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. 

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A TANK IN YOUR TOWN: TONBRIDGE

Nov 10, 2016No Comments

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

Aberdeen x750

A TANK IN YOUR TOWN: ABERDEEN

Oct 20, 2016No Comments

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

TUNBRIDGE WELLS X750

A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Oct 17, 2016No Comments

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,

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A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – FALMOUTH

Oct 17, 2016No Comments

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

West Ealing x750

A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – WEST EALING

Oct 17, 2016No Comments

A Mark IV female tank was displayed on a specially made plinth in Dean Gardens in West Ealing which today is part of the Greater London Area.

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A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – BOLTON

Oct 17, 20161 Comment

Bolton in Lancashire, more properly Bolton by Bowland to distinguish it from all the other Boltons in the country, is today in the Greater Manchester area.

Colchester X750

A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – COLCHESTER

Oct 14, 2016No Comments

At Colchester, in Essex, the gifted tank was set up on a plinth alongside the ancient castle walls. It was a Mark IV female although its number is not recorded.

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TOWARDS THE TANK PART 7: HOLZSCHUHER 1558

Oct 12, 20161 Comment

In the seventh instalment of Towards the Tank, David Fletcher describes the potential of the massive Holzschuher from 1558.