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To the Fore with the Tanks

TO THE FORE WITH THE TANKS!

Aug 20, 2018No Comments

During our Amiens event, the Archive received a number of donations from visitors, including this copy of the children’s story ‘To the Fore with the Tanks!’ by Percy F Westerman.

german-christmas-card

GLUCKLICHES WEIHNACHTSFEST

Dec 14, 2017No Comments

This delicate collection of German postcards, including a Christmas Card, date from the First World War.

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. 

TANKS ON TRAINS IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Jul 19, 20171 Comment

Tanks in the First World War were very slow. There were no tank transporters so tanks had to go by train and, as the war went on, they were getting

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

“A TANK GOES GALLUMPHANT” ̵...

Nov 22, 2016No Comments

The tank first went to war on 15 September 1916 – but it wasn’t until 22 November that the British public got their first glimpse of this new secret weapon

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

A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – BARNSLEY

Oct 21, 2016No Comments

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

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

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,