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Community #1 Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:48 PM

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Take a step back in time to when the tank was first created, and see what happened.

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Kqyt #2 Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:52 PM

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too bad I just finished and delivered my task about WW1 -.- Some nice info and pictures here about new "weapons" from WW1



Kevbar #3 Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:55 PM

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Great article. :honoring:

Wenceslas #4 Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:01 PM

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Shame the factory wasn't saved. It's just retail estates down that road now.

VirtualWar #5 Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:02 PM

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'Mother' of TOG

TheKroo #6 Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:09 PM

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View PostKqyt, on 07 February 2014 - 12:52 PM, said:

too bad I just finished and delivered my task about WW1 -.- Some nice info and pictures here about new "weapons" from WW1

 

Still glad you found something interesting to see.

 

View PostVirtualWar, on 07 February 2014 - 01:02 PM, said:

'Mother' of TOG

 

Lolz

 

 



Listy #7 Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:13 PM

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That's going to hurt!



ukdevilfish #8 Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:11 PM

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View PostWenceslas, on 07 February 2014 - 01:01 PM, said:

Shame the factory wasn't saved. It's just retail estates down that road now.

 

yeah there is currently no evidence for visitors that Lincoln was the birthplace of the tank.....even some locals are unaware of that part of the cities history....only evidence is in the museum in the north of the city



neosowmas #9 Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:17 PM

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I live in Lincoln!

 

We have a beautiful museum here showcasing the Mark IV tank "Flirt II" and is definitely worth a visit!



great_kahn #10 Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:53 PM

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I have been in the ww1 tank they have at Bovington, given a guided tour. A rather unpleasent place to be, even with the tank turned off and stood in a nice dry museam. Actually cant imagine what it would have been like inside while the engine was on, taking fire and attempting to return fire. Probably better than crossing no mans land on foot though.

 

 



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View Postukdevilfish, on 07 February 2014 - 01:11 PM, said:

 

yeah there is currently no evidence for visitors that Lincoln was the birthplace of the tank.....even some locals are unaware of that part of the cities history....only evidence is in the museum in the north of the city

Hence the proposed monument that's going to be built.

http://www.lincolntankmemorial.co.uk/


Edited by The_Challenger, 07 February 2014 - 03:38 PM.


The_Challenger #12 Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:03 PM

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A huge thankyou to Richard Pullen for writing this for us :

 

Richard Pullen has been a field archaeologist for almost fifteen years and although his particular interest is industrial archaeology, during his archaeological career he has directed sites of all periods throughout much of the British Isles. He gained a Masters Degree in Archaeology and Museum Management in 2004 and is he was one of the founder members of Friends of the Lincoln Tank.

His Grandfather, George Atkin, worked on tank production at William Foster and Co Ltd in Lincoln during WW1. Richard started writing in 2001 as a hobby, but has now been writing professionally for over five years. He has had four books and numerous articles published in this time.

 

www.battle-bowler.co.uk

 

www.friends-of-the-lincoln-tank.co.uk

 

www.lincolntankmemorial.co.uk



Azusa_right_in_the_pusah #13 Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:13 PM

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View Postgreat_kahn, on 07 February 2014 - 01:53 PM, said:

I have been in the ww1 tank they have at Bovington, given a guided tour. A rather unpleasent place to be, even with the tank turned off and stood in a nice dry museam. Actually cant imagine what it would have been like inside while the engine was on, taking fire and attempting to return fire. Probably better than crossing no mans land on foot though.

 

 

exactly what i was thinking 



Listy #14 Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:30 PM

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View Postgreat_kahn, on 07 February 2014 - 01:53 PM, said:

I have been in the ww1 tank they have at Bovington, given a guided tour. A rather unpleasent place to be, even with the tank turned off and stood in a nice dry museam. Actually cant imagine what it would have been like inside while the engine was on, taking fire and attempting to return fire. Probably better than crossing no mans land on foot though.

 

 

 

Well in a few months we might be able to answer that. There's a new museum opening locally which has a fully working replica MKIV, and a segment of Trench line. I am going to try real hard to get Jingles inside it with a camera.

 

To tide you over until then, two articles on WWI tanks:

Musical Box, one of the most epic charges of WWI, a lone tank Vs a German army for 10 hours.

Fray Bentos, One tank, stranded in no-mans land for over a day.



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Sir John Dashwood's grandson was my troop commander on Chieftain. Hell of a nice guy.  

CrazyWelshy #16 Posted 07 February 2014 - 05:01 PM

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Would be cool if we can have 'historic' events where these tanks against the German ones were pitted against each other in a WWI trench style map.  It would be like a slower and more derpy tier I match, I'd be playing with this music in the background.

 

 

Release the tanks!



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View PostListy, on 07 February 2014 - 03:30 PM, said:

 

Well in a few months we might be able to answer that. There's a new museum opening locally which has a fully working replica MKIV, and a segment of Trench line. I am going to try real hard to get Jingles inside it with a camera.

 

To tide you over until then, two articles on WWI tanks:

Musical Box, one of the most epic charges of WWI, a lone tank Vs a German army for 10 hours.

Fray Bentos, One tank, stranded in no-mans land for over a day.

 

The "Warhorse to Horsepower" exhibition opening in the Spring ?   If so I have been invited to the opening event :smile:


Edited by The_Challenger, 07 February 2014 - 06:13 PM.


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Makes you proud to be british that the first proper finished tank was made in britain.

 

Thank you for the great read richard i have always been a firm fan of yours.



Listy #19 Posted 07 February 2014 - 07:08 PM

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View PostThe_Challenger, on 07 February 2014 - 05:12 PM, said:

 

The "Warhorse to Horsepower" exhibition opening in the Spring ?   If so I have been invited to the opening event :smile:

 

Nope, different mob.

Not actually arranged as yet, so don't want to say too much. But its something I am aiming to do.



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View PostListy, on 07 February 2014 - 06:08 PM, said:

 

Nope, different mob.

Not actually arranged as yet, so don't want to say too much. But its something I am aiming to do.

 

Ohhh very mysterious Listy, sounds cool.






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