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TANK ARMAMENT IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR (October 6, 2017 2:00 pm)
FIRST TANK CORPS VICTORIA CROSS (October 3, 2017 2:37 pm)
TANK CAMOUFLAGE IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR (September 22, 2017 12:55 pm)
USING PETROL IN FIRST WORLD WAR TANKS (September 1, 2017 2:32 pm)
TRAPPED: THE STORY OF FRAY BENTOS (August 21, 2017 3:01 pm)

Mark II

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USING PETROL IN FIRST WORLD WAR TANKS

Sep 01, 2017No Comments

For all their impressive power, tanks won’t work without fuel, which in the First World War meant petrol. This post takes a look at how this petrol was stored and

German beside captured tank

GERMAN RESPONSES TO THE TANK

Jul 12, 2017No Comments

Most of the articles on this blog look at the tank from a British perspective.  In the end, though, it would be the effect they had on the Germans that

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FROM LITTLE WILLIE TO MARK IV

Jun 16, 2017No Comments

The Mark IV was the main tank in service during 1917. In two short years, how did the tank used at Cambrai differ from its predecessor, Little Willie? 

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CAPTAIN HERBERT ROBERT CHICK MC

May 03, 20171 Comment

On 3rd May 1917, one of the bloodiest days for British soldiers during the First World War, 2nd Lt. Chick commanded tank number 785 into battle. Enlistment Herbert Cicognani was

British infantry carrying barbed wire pickets forward.

THE BATTLE OF ARRAS

Apr 13, 20171 Comment

At the Tank Museum, mentioning the Battle of Arras is likely to bring to mind the tank attack on the 21st May 1940 rather than the much larger and far

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MARK II NUMBER 785

Apr 10, 20171 Comment

The Mark II tank on display at the Tank Museum is the oldest tank in the collection, and possibly the world, that is known to have seen combat.  This occurred

Female MkIV in Palestine

TANKS IN PALESTINE IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Feb 28, 2017No Comments

While writing on the First World War generally focuses on the Western Front, Palestine was the site of several tank battles against Turkey. 

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MARK I & MARK II TANKS IN GAZA

Feb 24, 20171 Comment

For many years it was widely believed that the eight tanks that fought in Gaza

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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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TANK CHATS: MARK II TANK

Mar 25, 2016No Comments

The British Mark II Tank features in his Tank Chat presented by David Fletcher MBE.