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Tanks

TANK MEN: CLEMENT ARNOLD

Sep 07, 2016No Comments

Clement Arnold was one of four brothers from a Llandudno family who volunteered to fight on the outbreak of war; three of whom served in the Tank Corps. All were

Whale Island Mark IV

A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – WHALE ISLAND

May 20, 20161 Comment

Tanks were not only presented to towns and cities under the National War Savings Scheme, they were also donated, by the Tank Corps to locations where tanks or components of

Poelcapelle

A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – POELCAPELLE

May 09, 20162 Comments

Poelcapelle is in Belgium, not far from Ypres. During the First World War the area was the scene of some bitter fighting and it was almost reduced to rubble, but

SPONSONS

Apr 22, 20162 Comments

Sponsons were built separately from tanks, not necessarily by the company that built the actual tanks.

Bombproof Roof

THE BOMBPROOF ROOF

Apr 22, 20161 Comment

This framework of wood and wire-netting (chicken wire the Americans call it) was devised as a means to prevent enemy stick grenades from lodging on the roof of the tank.

THE TAIL ASSEMBLY

Apr 19, 20161 Comment

The pair of tail wheels on a Mark I tank seem to fascinate most people; they are in fact the rump of the articulated Landship idea devised by Colonel Crompton.

MARK IV TANK IN CAMBRAI

NAMING DEBORAH – MARK IV TANK IN CAMB...

Feb 16, 2016No Comments

In 1998 Philippe Gorczynski from Cambrai found a Mark IV tank (female) buried beneath a field in the village of Flesquiéres, on the Cambrai battlefield. The tank was badly damaged

D51 DEBORAH

D51 DEBORAH – MARK IV TANK

Feb 16, 20163 Comments

Try this experiment; ask any ten people you know whether they have heard of the Battle of Cambrai. Provided those concerned are not serving or past Royal Tank Regiment soldiers,

Siegfried with crew

A7V: THE FIRST PANZER

Feb 16, 20161 Comment

The British Mk I tank was unleashed during the Battle of The Somme in September 1916 – but the Germans were much slower to develop an armoured fighting vehicle of their

Little Willie

DAVID FLETCHER – LITTLE WILLIE

Feb 16, 2016No Comments

While it is undoubtedly the oldest surviving tank in the world Little Willie was only ever a prototype, it was the only one of its kind ever built.