Headline posts
THE HEROICS OF ELLIOT HOTBLACK (March 10, 2017 12:06 pm)
TANKS IN PALESTINE IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR (February 28, 2017 4:02 pm)
TANK MEN: ELLIOT HOTBLACK (February 28, 2017 12:09 pm)
PALESTINE TANK DETACHMENT (February 24, 2017 12:10 pm)
MARK I & MARK II TANKS IN GAZA (February 24, 2017 11:36 am)

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Ratcliffe's medal

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. 

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TANK MEN: ALBERT BAKER

Feb 08, 2017No Comments

Another member of the first Tank Corps who is represented in the Tank Men exhibition is Albert Baker, the chemist who won two Military Crosses during the First World War. 

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RECRUITING FOR THE HEAVY SECTION – PA...

Feb 07, 2017No Comments

Lieutenant-Colonel Ernest Swinton was one of the leading men in the development of the Tank Corps, going on to recruit hundreds of tank men who served in the First World

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WILLIAM TAYLOR DAWSON: PART THREE

Jan 16, 2017No Comments

The third installment in the story of William Taylor Dawson describes his life after the First World War, including his experiences as a guest of honour of the 1st Royal

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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: 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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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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100TH ANNIVERSARY OF BOVINGTON CAMP

Oct 28, 2016No Comments

October marks the 100th anniversary of tank training being based at Bovington Camp in Dorset, where The Tank Museum also resides.