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
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
Before the tank made its debut in France, it had to be undergo trials and approval stages in Britain. These took place at Hatfield Park.
The Tank Museum has recently received a unique and highly significant document relating to the first tank attack on 15th September 1916. The document – a field correspondence book – belonged
Part 3 goes into more detail regarding exactly how Swinton, first commander of the Heavy Section, managed to swell the numbers up to 184 officers and 1610 men of other
It can’t be easy recruiting for a new branch of the Army, especially if you’re not supposed to say in the first place exactly what it does. This seems to
The Tank Museum has produced two publications to mark the tank centenary. They are now available through the Museum’s online shop.
15 September 2016 marked 100 years since the first use of the tank in battle.
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’s Mark IV replica has been working very hard in 2016, so required a bit of maintenance before starring in the Tank 100 commemorations.