Bringing together the four Victoria Crosses, VC’s, awarded to the Tank Corps during the First World War for exhibition is no easy task. So how was this achieved? Planning for
“Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Inscription from Richard Annesley West’s gravestone. Richard Annesley West was a career soldier
One of only four Victoria Crosses won by tank crews in the First World War will go on public display for the first time at The Tank Museum, on the
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
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.
The Tank Museum will mark the centenary of the Battle of Amiens with a First World War themed event, Amiens 100, on 8 August 2018, in partnership with The Great
Richard William Leslie Wain was the second of four Tank Corps soldiers to be awarded the Victoria Cross during the First World War.
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.
1917 was the first full year in which British tanks saw action. It was also a crucial year, when the very survival of the tank was being considered.