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1928:  Woman, 82, wanted to see tanks in action



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Cuckfield Thursday: the army obliges.


Important battles were fought on both the 1st and 2nd divisional fronts in connection with the Army manoeuvres in Susses today.


During operations a woman told an officer that her mother, who was 82 years of age, was anxious to see a tank in action. A few minutes later four tanks bustled along the roadway and began firing their three pounder guns.


While the opposing forces were in conflict in a leafy lane near Billingshurst, a hedge caught fire. The soldiers united in putting out the blaze.


Leeds Mercury, 7 September 1928


Contributed by Malcolm Davison.


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