A ‘Russian General’ Visits

On 26 July 1916 the officers and men training at Elveden were warned of a short-notice visit due later that day by a Russian General.  It was a lie; the Russian General was in fact His Majesty The King.

The demo put on for His Majesty was smaller than the one the previous week, only 5 tanks took part, but his brief visit included a ride in a tank driven by Gunner Robert Tate.

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