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TO THE FORE WITH THE TANKS! (August 20, 2018 10:56 am)
BUILDING THE VICTORIA CROSS EXHIBITION (August 15, 2018 11:02 am)
THE LESSONS OF HAMEL (August 1, 2018 3:41 pm)

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To the Fore with the Tanks

TO THE FORE WITH THE TANKS!

Aug 20, 2018No Comments

During our Amiens event, the Archive received a number of donations from visitors, including this copy of the children’s story ‘To the Fore with the Tanks!’ by Percy F Westerman.

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THE LESSONS OF HAMEL

Aug 01, 2018No Comments

The Battle of Hamel, fought on the morning of the 4th July 1918, was a highly successful attack and an important victory for the British Expeditionary Force. All the day’s objectives

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ACTION DEBUT OF THE A7V TANK

Mar 20, 2018No Comments

The first action of the German A7V tank, on 21 March 1918, is not very well known from the British side. Probably because most of those in action against them

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TANK ARMAMENT IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Oct 06, 2017No Comments

While tanks gave the infantry a huge amount of protection, tank armament was also key in their development during the First World War.

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VICTORIA CROSS: CLEMENT ROBERTSON

Oct 03, 20171 Comment

On the 4th October 1917 the first Victoria Cross to be awarded to a member of the Tank Corps was earned by Clement Robertson, a 26 year old Captain in

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USING PETROL IN FIRST WORLD WAR TANKS

Sep 01, 20171 Comment

For all their impressive power, tanks won’t work without fuel, which in the First World War meant petrol. This post takes a look at how this petrol was stored and

VICTORIA CROSS: CECIL SEWELL

Aug 21, 2017No Comments

One of the most moving stories of the First World War soldiers in The Tank Museum is that of Lieutenant Cecil Sewell, who gave his life to save those of another tank crew.

FROM LITTLE WILLIE TO MARK IV

Jun 16, 2017No Comments

The Mark IV was the main tank in service during 1917. In two short years, how did the tank used at Cambrai differ from its predecessor, Little Willie? 

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CAPTAIN HERBERT ROBERT CHICK MC

May 03, 20171 Comment

On 3rd May 1917, one of the bloodiest days for British soldiers during the First World War, 2nd Lt. Chick commanded tank number 785 into battle. Enlistment Herbert Cicognani was

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TANK MEN: HENRY ARCHIBALD SMITH

Apr 20, 2017No Comments

Not all of the men in the Tank Men exhibition survived the First World War. Archibald Smith, one of the first gunners, was killed in August 1918