Tank inventor’s medals donated to museum

Two medals recently donated to Dorset’s Tank Museum belonged to the man without whom the tank might never have existed. Walter Gordon Wilson possessed the creative mind that led to the tracks of the first tanks running right around their distinctive rhomboid shape.

Hermann Goring’s caput

A sculpture of top Nazi Hermann Goring’s head with two bullet holes in it is attracting attention at Dorset’s Tank Museum after featuring in a book.

Have you got a tank handbag?

The Tank Museum in Dorset is appealing for anyone who knows the whereabouts of a WWI ‘tank handbag’ to get in touch.

A brush with death – how tanks almost looked

A model tank that was built in World War One for experts to paint with new camouflage designs is to go on display for the first time, in Dorset at The Tank Museum. The military wanted to help protect its soldiers and felt it would benefit them if tanks were harder for the enemy to see, so various designs were considered.

Tank museum on the lookout for lookalikes

The Tank Museum in Dorset is on the look-out for two people to open its new exhibition – so it is holding a lookalike competition. It wants tank fans to dress up as either Sgt Oddball, Donald Sutherland’s character from the film Kelly’s Heroes, or Tank Girl from the graphic novels of the same name.

That’s amoure in armour

A military-loving couple have tied the knot surrounded by weaponry at The Tank Museum in Dorset. Wanda Armstrong-Bridges, 53, and Steve Ellis, 58, love the museum so much they moved from London to live near it and Wanda even proposed there.