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The work has taken several years to complete and covers the arrival, display and ultimate fate of many of the tanks given away to towns and cities which had done well in raising money for the war effort.
From Berwick on Tweed to Plymouth, from Cardiff to Lincoln, the presentation tanks were once part of our everyday landscape but, one by one, they were scrapped and forgotten.
Now, thanks to the Friends of the Lincoln Tank, their story comes to life in this exciting new work. The group has trawled archives, museums and private collections across the world to collect images and information for the disc. Much of the content has never been published before, and many of the wonderful images will come as a real surprise. The stories of these tanks are poignant, amusing and often astounding; for example, the adventures of the Gloucester presentation tank have only recently come to light, filling a big gap in our knowledge.
This special edition forms only a limited run and should be a must for military or local history enthusiasts throughout the country.
The CD comes in a specially-commissioned, gold-embossed case, which also contains a booklet telling the story of the first tanks and some of the people who built them.
This special edition is already selling out quickly, and is only available directly through the Friends of the Lincoln Tank.
It is priced at just £12.50 including post and packing within the UK.
Please see Merchandise tab for details re ordering/payment.
This is a most fitting tribute to all those who were involved with the tank's inception here in Lincoln 100 years ago.Our congratulations and warm thanks go to all those who worked so hard to get the memorial designed, constructed and erected as well as all those who raised and contributed to the funds needed to achieve it.
Blow by Blow Production's documentary is now available - narrated by our Chairman, Richard Pullen.
Further information on click the button below. All proceeds to The Lincoln Tank Memorial Fund.
Investigations have revealed that a famous Lincoln tank is not quite what it seems. For more than 30 years, the tank has taken pride of place at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, loaned by Bovington Tank Museum to honour the city’s role in the invention of the machine.
The programme will be based on the exploits of a tank crew in the 1918 Battle of Amiens.
On the 14th June, Friends of the Lincoln Tank teamed up with the Lincoln branch of the Western Front Association to mark the centenary of the Great War in style. The two groups came together at Bishop Grosseteste University for a full day of lectures. The speakers were the well known TV personality and archaeologist Steven Roberts MA, our own Chairman, Richard Pullen MA and lastly, the world renowned expert on all things to do with tanks, David Fletcher MBE.
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