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MARK II NUMBER 785 (April 10, 2017 10:08 am)
THE HEROICS OF ELLIOT HOTBLACK (March 10, 2017 12:06 pm)
TANKS IN PALESTINE IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR (February 28, 2017 4:02 pm)

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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. 

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TOWARDS THE TANK PART 8: SIEGE ENGINES

Oct 14, 2016No Comments

The eighth installment in David Fletcher’s 12 part series on the forerunners of tanks exposes the role of the siege engine in Dorset during the 17th century.

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TOWARDS THE TANK PART 7: HOLZSCHUHER 1558

Oct 12, 20161 Comment

In the seventh instalment of Towards the Tank, David Fletcher describes the potential of the massive Holzschuher from 1558.