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david fletcher

experimental mark iv

EXPERIMENTAL FIRST WORLD WAR TANKS – ...

May 19, 2017No Comments

While the first instalment looked at early experimental tanks, this blog post examines vehicles created as a reaction to problems tanks were encountering in combat, such as the Invicta Roller

Experimental Mark IV

EXPERIMENTAL FIRST WORLD WAR TANKS – ...

May 12, 20171 Comment

David Fletcher’s three part series details many examples of experimental tanks created during the First World War and includes weird and wonderful vehicles otherwise lost in the mists of time.

Female MkIV in Palestine

TANKS IN PALESTINE IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Feb 28, 2017No Comments

While writing on the First World War generally focuses on the Western Front, Palestine was the site of several tank battles against Turkey. 

Swinton unveiling nameplates

RECRUITING FOR THE HEAVY SECTION – PA...

Feb 07, 2017No Comments

Lieutenant-Colonel Ernest Swinton was one of the leading men in the development of the Tank Corps, going on to recruit hundreds of tank men who served in the First World

Ypres

A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – YPRES

Feb 07, 2017No Comments

Ypres, in Belgium, on the edge of the Salient of evil memory, is another location that acquired a tank, selecting one from those about to be destroyed at the end

TONBRIDGE X750

A TANK IN YOUR TOWN: TONBRIDGE

Nov 10, 2016No Comments

It would be nice to say that I remembered the Tonbridge tank but it was long gone by the time I was there, I knew the Castle well enough, and

Barnsley

A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – BARNSLEY

Oct 21, 2016No Comments

Barnsley, in Yorkshire, received its tank on 27 June 1919. It was delivered to the goods yard and driven from there by a Tank Corps crew, to a temporary resting

Aberdeen x750

A TANK IN YOUR TOWN: ABERDEEN

Oct 20, 2016No Comments

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

TUNBRIDGE WELLS X750

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,

Falmouth x750

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