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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.

Mark I tank with tail

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.

TANK BANKS

TANK BANKS AND SOUVENIRS

Mar 23, 2016No Comments

It was realised soon after the start of the First World War that it was going to be a much lengthier and consequently more expensive war than first expected. 

HENRIQUES RING

THE HENRIQUES RING

Mar 23, 2016No Comments

One object, The Henriques Ring, now on display in the new Tank Men exhibition offers a fascinating and very personal link to the first tank attack in history.

Tank Ancestors Family History Guide

TRACE YOUR TANK FAMILY HISTORY

Mar 23, 20161 Comment

The Tank Museum has produced a book that is essential reading for anyone involved in family history wishing to trace ancestors in the various British tank regiments.

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THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI

Feb 23, 20161 Comment

At 6.20am, on 20th November 1917, a surprise attack by the British Army created a major break in the German lines to commence the Battle of Cambrai.

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,

Rolls Royce Abbeville

ARMOURED CARS ON THE SOMME

Feb 16, 2016No Comments

We hear quite bit about the first use of tanks on the Somme in September 1916, and we’re going to hear a lot more over the next two years, but

A typical group of Rolls-Royces in the Middle East, three at least with the upper panels of the turrets removed to reduce the heat. Each car was equipped with a single Vickers machine-gun.

ARMOURED CARS IN ACTION

Feb 16, 20161 Comment

I understand, at least I have been told, that there is a discussion going on, on one of these on-line chat rooms that deals in such things, about the first