While writing on the First World War generally focuses on the Western Front, Palestine was the site of several tank battles against Turkey.
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
For many years it was widely believed that the eight tanks that fought in Gaza
Lieutenant-Colonel Ernest Swinton was one of the leading men in the development of the Tank Corps, going on to recruit hundreds of tank men who served in the First World
The anniversary of the Battle of Cambrai, the first tank battle in history, is one which is commemorated worldwide. Rebecca Skelton, an Archive Assistant at The Tank Museum, explores the
October marks the 100th anniversary of tank training being based at Bovington Camp in Dorset, where The Tank Museum also resides.
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
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.
“Inside the huts there’s RATS as big as any nanny goat”. The Tank Museum Archive staff have found an amusing postcard