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1/2 After WWI towns that had raised a high sum from War Bonds were given a tank: obsolete Mark IVs, usually females.This is Wigan's & shows the presentation of the tank, which would be a major occasion. The tank arrived by rail & was usually driven into the town centre.[Leigh]



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Re: Tank Museum

on Fri Jan 04 2019, 18:58
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1/2 obsolete Mark IVs, usually females.This is Wigan's & shows the presentation of the tank [Leigh]

What does ‘usually females’ refer to?
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on Fri Jan 04 2019, 19:02
Presumably names. As with ships. Tanks were referred to as land ships.
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on Fri Jan 04 2019, 19:04
All boats are thought of as females....Wonder if it's because they have seamen in them? (Probably thought of much earlier in history, but I thought of it just now..so there!

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I've no idea Jo anne. Like women she's unpredictable?
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on Fri Jan 04 2019, 19:05
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Though I now remember that being mentioned on the Gy Martin prog where he & JCB built a replica WWI tank.
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I thought I helped better with my 7:04

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on Fri Jan 04 2019, 19:07
Females were WW1 tanks that had machine guns only instead of machine guns and main armament (cannon 6 pounders). Males were the ones with both sets of firepower, they were used to support each other in pairs males and females.
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on Fri Jan 04 2019, 19:11
Thanks Corky Smile

This looks like the same tank - archives.wigan.gov.uk:
Photograph of a tank during Wigan Tank Week, 15-20 April 1918. The tank has two forward facing guns and is painted with two Union Flags and decorated with multi-coloured light bulbs.

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on Fri Jan 04 2019, 19:11
And thanks Joseph. Very Happy
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Haha, just spotted your link, Mester.
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But no thanks to me for my honest, yet refreshingly realistic reply? :'(

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Another photo if a crowd and tank in Market St, Wigan during Tank Week - archives.wigan.gov.uk
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on Fri Jan 04 2019, 19:16
Sorry, Mac, I’m distracted looking through the archives. Very Happy
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@Joseph wrote:Haha, just spotted your link, Mester.



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on Fri Jan 04 2019, 19:17
Ah but the idea was that a female tank would only cut you to pieces with gun fire, the male would blow into dog meat and shoot you at the same time, a more manly death and a lesson learned for starting wars.
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on Fri Jan 04 2019, 19:21
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@Joseph wrote:Haha, just spotted your link, Mester.



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Re: Tank Museum

on Fri Jan 04 2019, 19:27
The same photo as in OP, albeit darker, with more info about the event - Finale

The No. 228 tank was a ‘female’ tank which meant that it was fitted with machine-guns.”
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Re: Tank Museum

on Fri Jan 04 2019, 21:09
@Admin wrote:I've no idea Jo anne. Like women she's unpredictable?

Always good to keep them guessing, Admin. An interesting topic, thanks. Smile

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P2/2 By the 1930s many were rusting away, and a combination of pacifist sentiment and lack of funds for their upkeep led Councils up and down the country to scrap them.

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