• Grit the Monster

    Tuesday 29 April 2014 by Eleni Holloway. 7 comments

    Mk IV Female Tank (4643) made in Glasgow, Scotland, by Coventry Works in 1917. Female tanks were fitted with four machine guns, while Male versions carried 6 pounder guns.

    Mk IV Female Tank (4643) made in Glasgow, Scotland, by Coventry Works in 1917. Female tanks were fitted with four machine guns, while Male versions carried 6 pounder guns. RELAWM05040.001 Built to crash, smash and traverse with ease the potholed moonscape of the Western Front, British tanks were hailed by some as the answer to the stalemate of trench warfare. The rhomboidal…

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  • Tobruk Diaries: Isolation and no news

    Monday 22 August 2011 by Carlie Walker.

    Background:  The action in Tobruk was beginning to wind down for the Australians, with the 18th Brigade of the 7th Division evacuated quietly one night during August.  However, for the other units the Siege continued for another two months.  The last Australian brigade the 2/13th brigade was not evacuated until December... Cosgriff’s Diary:  Friday 22nd August 1941 Quiet night in the wadi but only four hours sleep.  Bar delayed …

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