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October 17, 2016

Falmouth in Cornwall raised £364,324 in National War Savings which, given its smallish population more or less guaranteed it a place on the Silver Bullet list which meant that it was in line to receive a tank.

This was delivered and handed over with due ceremony on 13 September 1919. It was a female Mark IV carrying white/red/white markings that suggest it saw some service in France during the war.

It was located in an area known as The Moor and seems to have been quite popular, for a while anyway. But over time it steadily deteriorated and the townsfolk grew less pleased with this reminder of the Great War in their midst, so in May 1927 The Town Council decided to get rid of it. A bid to scrap it was successful and the tank was removed in August that same year.

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