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TO THE FORE WITH THE TANKS! (August 20, 2018 10:56 am)
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THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: ORIGINS PART II

Nov 08, 2017No Comments

The Battle of Cambrai holds a special place in the history of armoured warfare as the first mass tank attack, and one of the most successful of the First World

TANK CORPS WAR DIARIES: 1-6 NOVEMBER 1917

Nov 08, 2017No Comments

During November 1917 preparations for the Battle of Cambrai were well underway. Each battalion of the Tank Corps recorded day to day events in their War Diary.

THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: WIRE-PULLING TANKS

Oct 31, 2017No Comments

Cambrai tested the Tank Corps in various ways, but also encouraged experimentation and innovation. This article discusses the development and usage of wire-pulling tanks. 

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VICTORIA CROSS: CLEMENT ROBERTSON

Oct 03, 20171 Comment

On the 4th October 1917 the first Victoria Cross to be awarded to a member of the Tank Corps was earned by Clement Robertson, a 26 year old Captain in

VICTORIA CROSS: 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. 

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.