Headline posts
BUILDING THE MARK IV (August 16, 2017 2:19 pm)
THE GUN CARRIER MACHINE – PART I (August 11, 2017 2:09 pm)
TOP 5 TANKS – INDY NEIDELL (August 11, 2017 1:31 pm)
THE GUN CARRIER MACHINE – PART II (August 9, 2017 1:42 pm)

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TANK MEN: HENRY ARCHIBALD SMITH

Apr 20, 2017No Comments

Not all of the men in the Tank Men exhibition survived the First World War. Archibald Smith, one of the first gunners, was killed in August 1918

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TANK MEN: ALBERT BAKER

Feb 08, 2017No Comments

Another member of the first Tank Corps who is represented in the Tank Men exhibition is Albert Baker, the chemist who won two Military Crosses during the First World War. 

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WILLIAM TAYLOR DAWSON: PART THREE

Jan 16, 2017No Comments

The third installment in the story of William Taylor Dawson describes his life after the First World War, including his experiences as a guest of honour of the 1st Royal

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MY TANK ANCESTOR: PHILIP LAVERTY

Nov 11, 2016No Comments

The direct descendant of one of the men who took part in the first tank attack visited The Tank Museum to see the only surviving piece of the Mark I

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MY TANK ANCESTOR: TILLY MORTIMORE

Nov 11, 2016No Comments

In this interview Tilly Mortimore, the daughter of the first tank commander in history, Harold Mortimore, shares her recollections of her father and the stories he recounted to her about

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MY TANK ANCESTOR: HARRY LEAT

Nov 02, 2016No Comments

Harry Leat went into action at the Battle of Flers, 15 September 1916, in the first tank ever to go into action. My Great Uncle Harry was born in 1895 at

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WOODS CORRESPONDENCE BOOK

Nov 01, 2016No Comments

The Tank Museum has recently received a unique and highly significant document relating to the first tank attack on 15th September 1916. The document – a field correspondence book – belonged

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NEW TANK MUSEUM PUBLICATIONS

Oct 07, 2016No Comments

The Tank Museum has produced two publications to mark the tank centenary. They are now available through the Museum’s online shop.

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TANK 100 ON TRAFALGAR SQUARE

Oct 07, 2016No Comments

15 September 2016 marked 100 years since the first use of the tank in battle.

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TANK MEN: GEORGE MACPHERSON

Sep 30, 20162 Comments

This blog began telling the story of George Macpherson, killed during the first tank attack at Flers, through his friend Basil Henriques. However, the Museum does have items which belonged