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TANK CORPS WAR DIARIES: 17-19 NOVEMBER 1917 (November 14, 2017 2:56 pm)
BATTLE OF CAMBRAI REUNION DINNER (November 14, 2017 2:06 pm)
WAIN’S CAMBRAI VICTORIA CROSS (November 13, 2017 4:48 pm)

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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

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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 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.

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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

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TANK MEN: CYRIL COLES

Aug 23, 20161 Comment

Cyril Coles went in to action at the Battle of Flers and was one of the first men tank crewman to be killed. His story is one of the eight

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CAMOUFLAGE

Jun 17, 20161 Comment

From the very beginning the tank had to be well-camouflaged, first when it was a secret weapon and then later when it advanced on to the battlefield.