Presentation of Tank

1919 , Chelmsford (Essex)

The Presentation of Tank by the National Savings Committee to Chelmsford in recognition of its contribution to the war effort.

Local newsreel. Crowds line the streets. A company of soldiers march down the street. The tank proceeds along the street and is then pictured static, when it is inspected by members of the public.

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The presentation of a tank to the town of Chelmsford by the National War Savings Committee in testimony of the important part played by the Chelmsford War Savings Committee in this Country's war effort

Keywords

Ceremonies; National War Savings Committee; Tanks; War effort; World War I

Intertitles

Chelmsford, Essex.Saturday 8 November 1919 PRESENTATION OF TANK.To the County Town by the National War Savings Committee in testimony of the important part played by the Chelmsford War Savings Committee in this Country's war effort.

Background Information

After World War I tanks brought back from France were given to towns in England in recognition of their contributions to the war effort. The tank stood in Chelmsford until 1939. All but one of the tanks presented were recalled and melted down for scrap as part of the war effort for World War II.

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Presentation of Tank

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