Advance of the Tanks

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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.

Cost: Free of Charge

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