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Little Willie

IN THE COLLECTION: LITTLE WILLIE

Mar 23, 2016No Comments

In 1915 the First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, created a Landships Committee to tackle the problems of trench warfare.

Tank Men: The Story of The First Crews.

TANK MEN: THE STORY OF THE FIRST CREWS

Mar 23, 2016No Comments

The Tank Museum is marking the centenary year of the first tank attack in history with a new exhibition titled `TANK MEN` focussing on pioneering tank soldiers.

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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.

MARK IV TANK IN CAMBRAI

NAMING DEBORAH – MARK IV TANK IN CAMB...

Feb 16, 2016No Comments

In 1998 Philippe Gorczynski from Cambrai found a Mark IV tank (female) buried beneath a field in the village of Flesquiéres, on the Cambrai battlefield. The tank was badly damaged

D51 DEBORAH

D51 DEBORAH – MARK IV TANK

Feb 16, 20161 Comment

Try this experiment; ask any ten people you know whether they have heard of the Battle of Cambrai. Provided those concerned are not serving or past Royal Tank Regiment soldiers,

Rolls Royce Abbeville

ARMOURED CARS ON THE SOMME

Feb 16, 2016No Comments

We hear quite bit about the first use of tanks on the Somme in September 1916, and we’re going to hear a lot more over the next two years, but

A typical group of Rolls-Royces in the Middle East, three at least with the upper panels of the turrets removed to reduce the heat. Each car was equipped with a single Vickers machine-gun.

ARMOURED CARS IN ACTION

Feb 16, 20161 Comment

I understand, at least I have been told, that there is a discussion going on, on one of these on-line chat rooms that deals in such things, about the first

A7V replica

IN THE COLLECTION: A7V REPLICA

Feb 16, 2016No Comments

The name A7V is an abbreviation of the organisation within the German War Department that created it: `Allgemeines Kreigsdepartment 7. Abteilung Verkehrswessen` (General War Department 7 Branch, Transportation)

Siegfried with crew

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

Morris brothers

THE MORRIS BROTHERS

Feb 16, 2016No Comments

Towards the end of last year we received a donation of items which succinctly document the journey of two brothers during the First World War, from their enlistment to the