Molly Johnson’s father, Sgt. James Noel, was a First World War tank man. He fought with distinction at the Battle of Arras in a Mark II tank, for which he
In this interview Tilly Mortimore, the daughter of the first tank commander in history, Harold Mortimore, shares her recollections of her father and the stories he recounted to her about
One of the personal objects on display in The Tank Men exhibition is emblematic of the personal sacrifice made by so many men in World War One – a serious
Part 3 goes into more detail regarding exactly how Swinton, first commander of the Heavy Section, managed to swell the numbers up to 184 officers and 1610 men of other
It can’t be easy recruiting for a new branch of the Army, especially if you’re not supposed to say in the first place exactly what it does. This seems to
While Bovington is the ‘home’ of the tank, the gunnery training was done just down the road at Lulworth. However, that was not always the case.
The second in the three part series on William Taylor Dawson examines his reminiscences of driving a tank in the First World War.
The Tank Museum has produced two publications to mark the tank centenary. They are now available through the Museum’s online shop.
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
It’s been a busy week at The Tank Museum due to Tank 100 celebrations, a hundred years since the first use of tanks at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette during the