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Advance of the Tanks
Thu 23 February 2017, 17:30 – 19:30 GMT
Join us for a screening of The Battle of the Ancre and Advance of the Tanks (1917) introduced by Dr Toby Haggith, Senior Curator at the Imperial War Museum.
Recently restored by the Imperial War Museum, The Battle of the Ancre and Advance of the Tanks is a little-known piece of British non-fiction cinema that documents the winter stages of the Somme campaign on the Western Front. The film is the sequel to the famous Battle of the Somme (1916) and depicts the first views of the tank – the secret weapon which many hoped would break the deadlock on the Western Front.
In addition, we will also be showing Somme Tales, a film made by students via our Education programme in response to the Somme centenary anniversary.
We run an exciting range of events and exhibitions on a wide variety of topics. For more details, visit nationalarchives.gov.uk/whatson.
Entrance to The National Archives is free and there is no need to book, see nationalarchives.gov.uk/visit for more information.