Warfare in News
Posted on Wednesday 4th January
David is the museum's longest serving member of staff having worked there for 30 years and has become an internationally renowned author and tank expert.
David first visited The Tank Museum in the early 1960s and became an employee there in 1982. He had no background in academic history, however his work now includes 30 books and hundreds of articles, plus numerous appearance on television documentaries shown worldwide.
Tank Museum spokesman Nik Wyness said; 'David is not just an asset to The Tank Museum, he is a part of what has made it. Few self-taught enthusiasts can claim to be genuine, globally recognised experts in their field, and this award marks his vast and invaluable contribution to the important study of armoured warfare.'
For more information about the Tank Museum, visit the website.
Tank Action in the Great War(Hardback - 224 pages)
by Ian Verrinder
Harry Moon and eight fellow members of the Royal Sussex Regiment all volunteered to transfer to B Battalion, Heavy Branch, Machine Gun Corps in January 1917, (later the Tank Corps) to serve in the revolutionary Mk IV Tanks. After describing his experiences, training and fighting on the Somme with the Royal Sussex, the book provides a unique description of the experiences of a tank crewman on the Western Front. The first action was at Messines… Read more...
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