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THE GUNNERY SCHOOL

Oct 14, 2016No Comments

While Bovington is the ‘home’ of the tank, the gunnery training was done just down the road at Lulworth. However, that was not always the case. 

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BOVINGTON CAMP POEM FOUND

Oct 06, 2016No Comments

“Inside the huts there’s RATS as big as any nanny goat”. The Tank Museum Archive staff have found an amusing postcard

Russian Water Tank

CAMOUFLAGE

Jun 17, 20161 Comment

From the very beginning the tank had to be well-camouflaged, first when it was a secret weapon and then later when it advanced on to the battlefield.

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

Mark IV replica sponson

SPONSONS

Apr 22, 20162 Comments

Sponsons were built separately from tanks, not necessarily by the company that built the actual tanks. As far as the Mark I tanks of 1916 are concerned male sponsons, originally

Bombproof Roof

THE BOMBPROOF ROOF

Apr 22, 2016No Comments

This framework of wood and wire-netting (chicken wire the Americans call it) was devised as a means to prevent enemy stick grenades from lodging on the roof of the tank.

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BBC WORLD WAR ONE UNCUT – TANKS

Mar 31, 2016No Comments

Historian Dan Snow presents this bite size history of the tank in the First World War, filmed on location at The Tank Museum.

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THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI

Feb 23, 2016No Comments

At 6.20am, on 20th November 1917, a surprise attack by the British Army created a major break in the German lines to commence the Battle of Cambrai.

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A7V: THE FIRST PANZER

Feb 16, 2016No Comments

The British Mk I tank was unleashed during the Battle of The Somme in September 1916 – but the Germans were much slower to develop an armoured fighting vehicle of their