Tanks Reunited! Replica Mk.IVs Storm Steam Fair

The three Mk.IV replica tanks having reached their arena display objective. They have taken the enemy-held hill and neutralised their machine gun nests.
(STIJN BUTAYE)

HELD EACH year over the August Bank holiday, the Great Dorset Steam Fair is home to the largest gathering of steam-driven tractors, road rollers and other such machinery in the UK. However, in 2019 the Blandford Forum-hosted spectacle was invaded by a trio of altogether different mechanical behemoths as, for the first time, three working Mark IV tanks were on display. reports on this union and on the unique historical insight the vehicles presented.

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