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The Situation in 1918

Looking back from 2018, we know that the First World War ended with an Allied victory in November 1918.  However back then, as 1917 ended and the New Year dawned, the Allies saw their position as perhaps the worst it had been for a long time.  The Germans, on the other hand, had a small…

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Victoria Cross: Cecil Sewell

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

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The Cockcroft

In August 1917, the new Tank Corps had to prove their worth. This was done by the taking of Cockcroft – a German pillbox – during Third Ypres. …

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Villers-Bocage Veteran Charlie Burgess

As part of the Museum’s veteran interview programme, former 8th Hussar, Charlie Burgess was recently filmed about his experiences as a tank driver during the Second World War, including action at Villers-Bocage….

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Tank Men: Albert Baker

Another member of the first Tank Corps who is represented in the Tank Men exhibition is Albert Baker, the chemist who won two Military Crosses during the First World War. …

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Christmas Cards

It’s around this time of year that we set aside an evening to snuggle up on the sofa, switch on the Christmas tunes and write Christmas Cards for dear friends and family. Rebecca Skelton investigates The Tank Museum Archive for our finest examples. …

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Sydney Hadley’s Glass Eye

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 life-changing injury….

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