Headline posts
TANK MEN: HENRY ARCHIBALD SMITH (April 20, 2017 3:56 pm)
THE BATTLE OF ARRAS (April 13, 2017 3:32 pm)
MARK II NUMBER 785 (April 10, 2017 10:08 am)
THE HEROICS OF ELLIOT HOTBLACK (March 10, 2017 12:06 pm)
TANKS IN PALESTINE IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR (February 28, 2017 4:02 pm)

Tank Men

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TANK MEN: HENRY ARCHIBALD SMITH

Apr 20, 2017No Comments

Not all of the men in the Tank Men exhibition survived the First World War. Archibald Smith, one of the first gunners, was killed in August 1918

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MARK II NUMBER 785

Apr 10, 2017No Comments

The Mark II tank on display at the Tank Museum is the oldest tank in the collection, and possibly the world, that is known to have seen combat.  This occurred

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THE HEROICS OF ELLIOT HOTBLACK

Mar 10, 2017No Comments

Elliot Hotblack was one of the most decorated and well-known of those celebrated in The Tank Museum’s exhibition. To commemorate the 130th anniversary of his birth on the 12th March 1887,

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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. 

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TANK MEN: ELLIOT HOTBLACK

Feb 28, 2017No Comments

Another inspirational figure represented in the Tank Men exhibition is Elliot Hotblack – a trailblazer in tank reconnaissance and intelligence, who rose to the rank of Major-General. 

Palestine Tank Detachment

PALESTINE TANK DETACHMENT

Feb 24, 20171 Comment

The fighting in Egypt and Palestine during the First World War is often overlooked. However, this year marks the centenary of the Palestine Tank Detachment, whose members fought and died

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TANK MEN: ALBERT BAKER

Feb 08, 2017No Comments

Another member of the first Tank Corps who is represented in the Tank Men exhibition is Albert Baker, the chemist who won two Military Crosses during the First World War. 

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WILLIAM TAYLOR DAWSON: PART THREE

Jan 16, 2017No Comments

The third installment in the story of William Taylor Dawson describes his life after the First World War, including his experiences as a guest of honour of the 1st Royal

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MY TANK ANCESTOR: PHILIP LAVERTY

Nov 11, 2016No Comments

The direct descendant of one of the men who took part in the first tank attack visited The Tank Museum to see the only surviving piece of the Mark I

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MY TANK ANCESTOR: MOLLY JOHNSON

Nov 11, 2016No Comments

Molly Johnson’s father, Sgt. James Noel, was a First World War tank man. He fought with distinction at the Battle of Arras in a Mark II tank, for which he