British gunners take a break during the bombardment of Zonnebeke, 1917

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Weapons of the Western Front

We explore some of the weapons used by the British Army on the Western Front during the First World War.

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Mark I tank C19 in Chimpanzee Valley during the Battle of Flers Courcelette, 1916

Attack of the tanks

In September 1916 the face of battle changed forever. On an unsuspecting enemy, Britain unleashed its new secret weapon - the tank.

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Vickers Machine gun, c1914

Weapons of the Western Front

We explore some of the weapons used by the British Army on the Western Front during the First World War.

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The development of British artillery on the Western Front
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24 August 2018, 11.30am

FREE

The development of British artillery on the Western Front

Andrew Breer will discuss the development of British artillery in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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A soldier's life
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KS2 (Age 7 to 11)

A soldier's life

Follow this gallery trail to find out what life was really like for a soldier in the First World War.

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