David Fletcher talks through the Mark I tank, in this Tank Chat, the world’s only surviving example of the tank.
Historian Dan Snow presents this bite size history of the tank in the First World War, filmed on location at The Tank Museum.
The British Mark II Tank features in his Tank Chat presented by David Fletcher MBE.
The chief external differences from the Mark I Tank lay in the tail wheels, which were not used on the Mark II Tank and later heavy tanks, the narrower driver’s cab
The Tank Museum’s tank is the only surviving example of a Mark I Tank.
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.
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.
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.
In 1915 the First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, created a Landships Committee to tackle the problems of trench warfare.