Riding in my great-great-uncle's WW1 tank
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The teenager and the tank: How my ancestor was a WW1 hero

Sixteen-year-old Georgie Shaw has had the chance to experience what her great-great-uncle went through during World War One.

WW1 tank commander Cecil Sewell was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery in trying to help stranded colleagues at Fremincourt in France in August 1918.

Georgie took a ride in a replica Mark IV tank at Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset to see for herself how noisy, dark and terrifying life in the early tanks could be.

Video Journalist: Ben Moore

  • 10 Nov 2018
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