Headline posts
THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: HUGH ELLES (November 16, 2017 1:08 pm)
THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: THE FASCINE (November 15, 2017 3:40 pm)
TANK CORPS WAR DIARIES: 17-19 NOVEMBER 1917 (November 14, 2017 2:56 pm)
BATTLE OF CAMBRAI REUNION DINNER (November 14, 2017 2:06 pm)
WAIN’S CAMBRAI VICTORIA CROSS (November 13, 2017 4:48 pm)

The Tank Museum

Hornsby tracklayer

EARLY EXPERIMENTS: HORNSBY TRACKLAYER I

Oct 18, 2017No Comments

The oldest item in The Tank Museum is the Hornsby tracklayer or tractor, Little Caterpillar – a steam-powered tracked vehicle

Painting sewell 750

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.

Archibald smith

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

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

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

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. 

Hotblack medal

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

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.