This blog began telling the story of George Macpherson, killed during the first tank attack at Flers, through his friend Basil Henriques. However, the Museum does have items which belonged
It’s been a busy week at The Tank Museum due to Tank 100 celebrations, a hundred years since the first use of tanks at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette during the
The Tank Museum marked the centenary of the tank in 2016. Here is a two minute outline of the significance of this anniversary – and how a handful of men
The first man ever to command a tank in battle only volunteered for the secret mission because learning to fly aeroplanes was so dangerous, his daughter has revealed.
The Tank Museum’s Mark IV replica has been working very hard in 2016, so required a bit of maintenance before starring in the Tank 100 commemorations.
This is the first installment of the gripping story of William Taylor Dawson who took part in the first tank attack at Flers Courcelette on 15th September 1916. He served as a
This little-known poem by Winnie the Pooh writer A. A. Milne displays the cultural impact of tanks during and following the First World War.
This conference will showcase the latest historical research on the emergence and the part played by the tank in the First World War, with leading experts from Britain, Germany and
We’ve already told some of the story of Basil Henriques through the moving history of his ring, however it cannot be complete without his friend George Macpherson.
Cyril Coles went in to action at the Battle of Flers and was one of the first men tank crewman to be killed. His story is one of the eight