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VILLERS-BRETONNEUX BEYOND THE TANKS (April 23, 2018 4:00 pm)
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ACTION DEBUT OF THE A7V TANK (March 20, 2018 3:08 pm)
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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

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

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.

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. 

WILLIAM TAYLOR DAWSON: PART TWO

Oct 11, 2016No Comments

The second in the three part series on William Taylor Dawson examines his reminiscences of driving a tank in the First World War. 

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 100 in Trafalgar Square

TANK 100 ON TRAFALGAR SQUARE

Oct 07, 2016No Comments

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

BOVINGTON CAMP POEM FOUND

Oct 06, 2016No Comments

“Inside the huts there’s RATS as big as any nanny goat”. The Tank Museum Archive staff have found an amusing postcard

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

Mark IV Through Admiralty Arch

TANK 100 IN PICTURES

Sep 23, 20161 Comment

It’s been a busy week at The Tank Museum due to Tank 100 celebrations, a hundred years since the first use of tanks at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette during the