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SYDNEY HADLEY’S GLASS EYE

Oct 19, 2016No Comments

One of the personal objects on display in The Tank Men exhibition is emblematic of the personal sacrifice made by so many men in World War One – a serious

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A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Oct 17, 2016No Comments

Tunbridge Wells, which is allowed to call itself Royal Tunbridge Wells, is in Kent, a short distance from the Sussex border. Its tank arrived by rail on 30 July 1919,

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A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – FALMOUTH

Oct 17, 2016No Comments

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

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A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – WEST EALING

Oct 17, 2016No Comments

A Mark IV female tank was displayed on a specially made plinth in Dean Gardens in West Ealing which today is part of the Greater London Area.

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A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – BOLTON

Oct 17, 20161 Comment

Bolton in Lancashire, more properly Bolton by Bowland to distinguish it from all the other Boltons in the country, is today in the Greater Manchester area.

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A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – MAIDSTONE

Oct 17, 2016No Comments

Maidstone is the county town of Kent, located on the River Medway and is unusual in that it received a Mark III tank instead of the usual Mark IV.

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RECRUITING FOR THE HEAVY SECTION – PA...

Oct 14, 2016No Comments

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

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RECRUITING FOR THE HEAVY SECTION – PA...

Oct 14, 2016No Comments

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

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A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – COLCHESTER

Oct 14, 2016No Comments

At Colchester, in Essex, the gifted tank was set up on a plinth alongside the ancient castle walls. It was a Mark IV female although its number is not recorded.

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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.