Birth of the Tanks

£12.99

To commemorate the Centenary of the world’s first fighting tanks, this DVD tells how William Foster and Co of Lincoln, led by the enterprising William Tritton, were the unlikely inventors, assisted by the remarkable Walter Wilson, who was seconded to help Fosters by the Admiralty’s Landships Committee. Presented by Military Historian Richard Pullen, whose own grandfather worked on the Lincoln tanks in 1916. Supported item: “My Old Man Flew Harry Tates” – the remarkable WW1 story of soldier turned pilot “Jimmy” Glover, told by his son Rob. Running time 95 minutes.

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To commemorate the Centenary of the world’s first fighting tanks, this DVD tells how William Foster and Co of Lincoln, led by the enterprising William Tritton, were the unlikely inventors, assisted by the remarkable Walter Wilson, who was seconded to help Fosters by the Admiralty’s Landships Committee. Presented by Military Historian Richard Pullen, whose own grandfather worked on the Lincoln tanks in 1916. Supported item: “My Old Man Flew Harry Tates” – the remarkable WW1 story of soldier turned pilot “Jimmy” Glover, told by his son Rob. Running time 95 minutes.

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