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A TANK IN YOUR TOWN: ABERDEEN

October 20, 2016
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Scotland ran its own National War Savings Scheme and since we don’t have their version of the Silver Bullet we don’t yet know how many tanks were distributed. We can only rely on postcards, such as the one above from Aberdeen, but we’re slowly building up a picture.

One went to Aberdeen and it can be seen on the far right in this postcard of the sea front. The tank was shielded behind a metal fence but this did not stop one individual, today we’d call him a protester, from getting inside and covering the tank with slogans demanding bread before War Relics. We don’t have any details of the delivery of the tank, or when it was broken up, but it would have deteriorated, as they all did, and clearly wasn’t popular with everybody.

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