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GLUCKLICHES WEIHNACHTSFEST (December 14, 2017 4:30 pm)
THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: ST QUENTIN CANAL (November 23, 2017 2:17 pm)
THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: GRAINCOURT (November 22, 2017 3:33 pm)
CAMBRAI: THE TANK CORPS STORY (November 22, 2017 10:20 am)

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6 pounder tank armament

TANK ARMAMENT IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Oct 06, 2017No Comments

While tanks gave the infantry a huge amount of protection, tank armament was also key in their development during the First World War.

Mark IV female tank

FIRST TANK CORPS VICTORIA CROSS

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

Petrol cans tank

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

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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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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

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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

Mark II as Mark I

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

Mark II

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

Acme Thunderer Whistle

ACME THUNDERER WHISTLE

Feb 10, 20172 Comments

The Tank Museum often receives fascinating donations, from flags to photographs, models to medals. A recent contribution to the collection is this Acme Thunderer whistle.