image for Film item typeAdvance of the Tanks at National Archives

Talk, Thu 26 Jan 2017, free entry

Contact

The National Archives

020 8876 3444

Address

Ruskin Avenue,
Kew,
Richmond, Surrey,
TW9 4DU

Events at this Venue

Details

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.

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Event details

Dates Times
Thu 26 Jan 2017 14:00 to 15:00

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 152728  Lat: 51.44326 Long: -0.34244

Car : The National Archives is half a mile south of Kew Bridge, on the South Circular Road, A 205. Junction 2 of the M4 motorway is about one and a half miles away. There are 116 spaces in our car park which are free (on a first-come, first-served basis) to researchers using The National Archives. The car park is open from 08:30 to 19:00.
Train : The nearest station to the Kew office is Kew Gardens (Underground - District line and Railway - Silverlink Metro / North London line). Kew Gardens is in both zone 3 and 4, and the journey from central London to Kew takes about 40 minutes. It is a short walk from the station via Ruskin Avenue to The National Archives.
Other convenient railway stations for The National Archives at Kew are Richmond (Travel one stop from there to Kew Gardens) and Kew Bridge (a 15-20 minute walk to us).
Bus: The R68 bus route ends by the entrance to The National Archives, and the 65 and 391 bus routes run along Kew Road.
For further information visit www.tfl.gov.uk


Parking: free

Facilities

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