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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)
VICTORIA CROSS WINNER CECIL SEWELL (August 21, 2017 10:40 am)
THE COCKCROFT (August 18, 2017 1:20 pm)

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VICTORIA CROSS WINNER CECIL SEWELL

Aug 21, 2017No Comments

One of the most moving stories of the First World War soldiers in The Tank Museum is that of Lieutenant Cecil Sewell, who gave his life to save those of another tank crew.

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THE COCKCROFT

Aug 18, 2017No Comments

In August 1917, the new Tank Corps had to prove their worth. This was done by the taking of Cockcroft – a German pillbox – during Third Ypres. 

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THE FORMATION OF THE TANK CORPS

Jul 26, 20171 Comment

The Tank Corps was formed on 28th July 1917, and its new cap badge was approved by King George V on the 11th September.  The badge chosen was one of

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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

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TANK MEN: HENRY ARCHIBALD SMITH

Apr 20, 2017No Comments

Not all of the men in the Tank Men exhibition survived the First World War. Archibald Smith, one of the first gunners, was killed in August 1918

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TANK MEN: WALTER RATCLIFFE

Mar 08, 2017No Comments

Walter Ratcliffe’s tunic, complete with brass bursting grenade badge, was donated to The Tank Museum to help with telling his story in their Tank Men exhibition. 

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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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TANK MEN: ELLIOT HOTBLACK

Feb 28, 2017No Comments

Another inspirational figure represented in the Tank Men exhibition is Elliot Hotblack – a trailblazer in tank reconnaissance and intelligence, who rose to the rank of Major-General. 

Palestine Tank Detachment

PALESTINE TANK DETACHMENT

Feb 24, 20172 Comments

The fighting in Egypt and Palestine during the First World War is often overlooked. However, this year marks the centenary of the Palestine Tank Detachment, whose members fought and died

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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