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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: MOLLY JOHNSON

Nov 11, 2016No Comments

Molly Johnson’s father, Sgt. James Noel, was a First World War tank man. He fought with distinction at the Battle of Arras in a Mark II tank, for which he

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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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THE FIRST TANK TRIALS AT HATFIELD

Nov 11, 2016No Comments

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

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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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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

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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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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