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TO THE FORE WITH THE TANKS! (August 20, 2018 10:56 am)
BUILDING THE VICTORIA CROSS EXHIBITION (August 15, 2018 11:02 am)
THE LESSONS OF HAMEL (August 1, 2018 3:41 pm)

Objects

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.

BUILDING THE VICTORIA CROSS EXHIBITION

Aug 15, 2018No Comments

Bringing together the four Victoria Crosses, VC’s, awarded to the Tank Corps during the First World War for exhibition is no easy task. So how was this achieved? Planning for

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.

Ratcliffe's medal

TANK MEN: WALTER RATCLIFFE

Mar 08, 2017No Comments

Walter Ratcliffe’s tunic, complete with brass bursting grenade badge, was donated to The Tank Museum to help with telling his story in their Tank Men exhibition. 

Acme Thunderer Whistle

ACME THUNDERER WHISTLE

Feb 10, 20172 Comments

The Tank Museum often receives fascinating donations, from flags to photographs, models to medals. A recent contribution to the collection is this Acme Thunderer whistle. 

Martel car

MARTEL’S TANK BONNET MASCOT

Feb 03, 2017No Comments

Pioneering tank strategist, General Giffard le Quesne Martel had this mini First World War tank on his car bonnet – it was recently donated to The Tank Museum.

CHRISTMAS CARDS

Dec 15, 2016No Comments

It’s around this time of year that we set aside an evening to snuggle up on the sofa, switch on the Christmas tunes and write Christmas Cards for dear friends

SYDNEY HADLEY’S GLASS EYE

Oct 19, 2016No Comments

One of the personal objects on display in The Tank Men exhibition is emblematic of the personal sacrifice made by so many men in World War One – a serious

Tank Crew Face Mask

THE FACE MASK & HELMET

May 09, 2016No Comments

This is a tank crew face mask, which would have been issued to every member of a tank’s crew to protect his face and particularly his eyes from the effects

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.