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“A TANK GOES GALLUMPHANT” ̵...

Nov 22, 2016No Comments

The tank first went to war on 15 September 1916 – but it wasn’t until 22 November that the British public got their first glimpse of this new secret weapon

THE FIRST TANK TRIALS AT HATFIELD

Nov 11, 2016No Comments

Before the tank made its debut in France, the Mark I had to undergo trials and approval stages in Britain. These took place at Hatfield Park. 

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

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

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.

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

TANK MEN: HAROLD MORTIMORE

Sep 12, 2016No Comments

The first man ever to command a tank in battle only volunteered for the secret mission because learning to fly aeroplanes was so dangerous, his daughter has revealed.

MARK IV TANK MAINTENANCE

Sep 12, 2016No Comments

The Tank Museum’s Mark IV replica has been working very hard in 2016, so required a bit of maintenance before starring in the Tank 100 commemorations.

WILLIAM TAYLOR DAWSON: PART ONE

Sep 09, 20162 Comments

This is the first installment of the gripping story of William Taylor Dawson who took part in the first tank attack at Flers Courcelette on 15th September 1916. He served as a

WWI TANK SYMPOSIUM: 10TH SEPTEMBER

Sep 06, 2016No Comments

This conference will showcase the latest historical research on the emergence and the part played by the tank in the First World War, with leading experts from Britain, Germany and