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Bovington Tank Museum a virtual tour

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The Trench
Upon entering Bovington Tank Museum the Trench is the first area available to enter. It guides you "taking the Kings Shilling" signing up, where it shows (courtesy of a sound track) just how easy it was to sign up when underage and how desperate the situation was to get people on the front line. It really brings home to the viewer how the idea of King and Country was pushed to get your name on the paper. You then enter an area that greeted new and old alike as they got off of troop trains near the front, the dead, dying, and injured lying at the sides intermingled with supplies of food and ammunition.

You now get very close to the front with damaged buildings and rutted streets. Various signs warn you not to drink the water along with some of the sights and sounds, and if you take the time to dwell on it is a very oppressive scene. Now you enter the trench proper which along with the sights of war at this time, various sound tracks give you a taste of the sound of war (I do think some of the soundtracks should be a lot louder so that you get the real feel of an artillery barrage incoming) I do think it is a good effort though.

Finally exiting this area passed a WW1 tank about to plunge into a German trench, and the fear it caused when first experienced into an area of the museum storing a number of WW1 AFVs.
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About the Author

About Darren Baker (CMOT)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

I have been building model kits since the early 70s starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70s, I have had lots of opportunitie...


Comments

An excellent tour Darren, well done. You really captured the atmosphere of the place. I'm a Bovy fan too and go two or three times a year if I can.
NOV 01, 2010 - 12:00 AM
Thank you both. It is registered as a charity and a visit there will be the best 11 for an adult 7 for a child you could ever spend.
NOV 01, 2010 - 05:26 AM
Hi Darren, Excellent stuff. Good to see this one go live. I like the new layout, the vehicles look much more accessable. Look forward to the walkarounds Al
NOV 01, 2010 - 06:09 AM
Darren, positively FABULOUS feature!!! You lucky scoundrel. Much appreciated for sharing these wonderful pictures with the community. Cheers, Jan
NOV 01, 2010 - 07:51 AM
What variant is the Tiger I? These images have me thinking of several future builds.
NOV 03, 2010 - 10:49 PM
It was cap;tured in tunisa in 1943 and so I believe would be classed as early.
NOV 04, 2010 - 12:37 AM
I don't know if I will ever make it across the pond,but that is one place I will definitly check out.Thanks for posting a nice glimpse
NOV 04, 2010 - 01:31 AM