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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.

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A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – MAIDSTONE

Oct 17, 2016No Comments

Maidstone is the county town of Kent, located on the River Medway and is unusual in that it received a Mark III tank instead of the usual Mark IV.

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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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A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – ASHFORD

Sep 16, 2016No Comments

The Ashford tank is unusual because it is still there, the only one of all those presented which has survived in the same location ever since it was donated.

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A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – BRIDLINGTON

Sep 15, 2016No Comments

Bridlington is in East Yorkshire, on the coast a little way south of Flamborough Head. The tank sent to Bridlington as its reward for the part it played in the

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A. A. MILNE TANK POEM FOUND

Sep 09, 2016No Comments

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.

Whale Island Mark IV

A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – WHALE ISLAND

May 20, 2016No Comments

Tanks were not only presented to towns and cities under the National War Savings Scheme, they were also donated, by the Tank Corps to locations where tanks or components of

Poelcapelle

A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – POELCAPELLE

May 09, 20162 Comments

Poelcapelle is in Belgium, not far from Ypres. During the First World War the area was the scene of some bitter fighting and it was almost reduced to rubble, but

TANK BANKS

TANK BANKS AND SOUVENIRS

Mar 23, 2016No Comments

It was realised soon after the start of the First World War that it was going to be a much lengthier and consequently more expensive war than first expected.