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A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – YPRES

Feb 07, 2017No Comments

Ypres, in Belgium, on the edge of the Salient of evil memory, is another location that acquired a tank, selecting one from those about to be destroyed at the end

“A TANK GOES GALLUMPHANT” ̵...

Nov 22, 2016No Comments

The tank first went to war on 15 September 1916 – but it wasn’t until 22 November that the British public got their first glimpse of this new secret weapon

Harry Leat in Army Coat

MY TANK ANCESTOR: HARRY LEAT

Nov 02, 2016No Comments

Harry Leat went into action at the Battle of Flers, 15 September 1916, in the first tank ever to go into action. My Great Uncle Harry was born in 1895 at

WOODS CORRESPONDENCE BOOK

Nov 01, 2016No Comments

The Tank Museum has recently received a unique and highly significant document relating to the first tank attack on 15th September 1916. The document – a field correspondence book – belonged

TANK MEN: GEORGE MACPHERSON

Sep 30, 20162 Comments

This blog began telling the story of George Macpherson, killed during the first tank attack at Flers, through his friend Basil Henriques. However, the Museum does have items which belonged

TANK MEN: HAROLD MORTIMORE

Sep 12, 2016No Comments

The first man ever to command a tank in battle only volunteered for the secret mission because learning to fly aeroplanes was so dangerous, his daughter has revealed.

MARK IV TANK MAINTENANCE

Sep 12, 2016No Comments

The Tank Museum’s Mark IV replica has been working very hard in 2016, so required a bit of maintenance before starring in the Tank 100 commemorations.

WILLIAM TAYLOR DAWSON: PART ONE

Sep 09, 20162 Comments

This is the first installment of the gripping story of William Taylor Dawson who took part in the first tank attack at Flers Courcelette on 15th September 1916. He served as a

TANK MEN: BASIL HENRIQUES

Sep 06, 2016No Comments

We’ve already told some of the story of Basil Henriques through the moving history of his ring, however it cannot be complete without his friend George Macpherson.

The First Photograph of the First Tank Men, taken at Bisley

TANK MEN: CYRIL COLES

Aug 23, 20161 Comment

Cyril Coles went in to action at the Battle of Flers and was one of the first men tank crewman to be killed. His story is one of the eight