tank men and women remembered. Visitors from all over the country, including a
contingent from the Royal Tank Regiment, gathered on a roundabout close to
where William Foster and Co once stood to unveil a £100,000 memorial to the
Much can be
learned about the early tanks from this film of the unveiling ceremony and the
interviews later. The three-year campaign of the Lincoln Tank Memorial Group to
mark the Centenary of the world’s first fighting tank - invented in Lincoln in
1915 – culminated in this poignant ceremony in the sunshine.
This DVD –
total duration 87 minutes - includes all the highlights, for instance the
Spitfire flypast, the Town Crier’s tribute, and the piper’s lament before four
relatives of families who were originally involved cut the ribbon.
earlier the Lincolnshire Seafarers Committee, recognising the Admiralty’s original
involvement, held a Commemorative Dinner at the White Hart Hotel, Lincoln. It
was at the White Hart in 1915 that William Tritton, MD of Fosters, Walter
Wilson from the Admiralty’s Landships Committee, and Fosters draughtsman
William Rigby, worked night after night to invent the first armoured tracked
vehicle, Little Willie.
Blow by Blow
filmed both events, including important speeches and interviews, and this
extended coverage will be welcomed by everyone interested in the story of the
item shows how Rilmac and Co made the memorial tank one and a half times
lifesize in Cor-ten steel, and its associated figures, including Tritton,
Wilson and Rigby, in carbon steel. A timelapse film shows the tank being built
in four minutes!
of Andrew Blow and Richard Pullen's Tank Tour Talk and Film Show see
|Running Time||87 Minutes|