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Hornsby tracklayer

EARLY EXPERIMENTS: HORNSBY TRACKLAYER I

Oct 18, 2017No Comments

The oldest item in The Tank Museum is the Hornsby tracklayer or tractor, Little Caterpillar – a steam-powered tracked vehicle

Boulon Wood Cambrai

THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: THE SHOOTING BOX

Oct 18, 2017No Comments

The Battle of Cambrai was full of obstacles for the Tank Corps, not least Bourlon Wood and the shooting box. 

6 pounder tank armament

TANK ARMAMENT IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Oct 06, 2017No Comments

While tanks gave the infantry a huge amount of protection, tank armament was also key in their development during the First World War.

Mark IV female tank

FIRST TANK CORPS VICTORIA CROSS

Oct 03, 20171 Comment

On the 4th October 1917 the first Victoria Cross to be awarded to a member of the Tank Corps was earned by Clement Robertson, a 26 year old Captain in

Mark I tank camouflage

TANK CAMOUFLAGE IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Sep 22, 20171 Comment

Tank camouflage is a constantly changing art, depending on landscape, climate and season, among other issues. This article examines the development of tank camouflage during the First World War. 

Petrol cans tank

USING PETROL IN FIRST WORLD WAR TANKS

Sep 01, 2017No Comments

For all their impressive power, tanks won’t work without fuel, which in the First World War meant petrol. This post takes a look at how this petrol was stored and

Mark IV female Ypres

TRAPPED: THE STORY OF FRAY BENTOS

Aug 21, 2017No Comments

Tank F41, named Fray Bentos, was a male Mark IV, number 2329. In August 1917 the nine man crew experienced the longest tank action of the First World War.

VICTORIA CROSS WINNER CECIL SEWELL

Aug 21, 2017No Comments

One of the most moving stories of the First World War soldiers in The Tank Museum is that of Lieutenant Cecil Sewell, who gave his life to save those of another tank crew.

Tanks take Cockcroft

THE COCKCROFT

Aug 18, 2017No Comments

In August 1917, the new Tank Corps had to prove their worth. This was done by the taking of Cockcroft – a German pillbox – during Third Ypres. 

Building the Mark IV tank

BUILDING THE MARK IV

Aug 16, 2017No Comments

While historians mainly concentrate on the tank’s use in the First World War, building the Mark IV is an equally fascinating journey.