A Dorset museum will be holding a special exhibition in February to commemorate the women who have served in the military.

In half term, February 12 to 18, The Tank Museum in Bovington invites the people of Dorset to learn about women in warfare, from nurses in the trenches and factory workers to the tank crews of today.

Visitors will also get to hear the real-stories of women such as like 18-year-old, Dorothy Lawrence, who disguised herself as a male soldier to report on the front lines during WWI, and Russian T-34 commander Aleksandra Samusenko, who led an attack that took out three Tiger I tanks.  

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Visitor Experience General Manager, Rosanna Dean, said, “We are looking forward to the opportunity to mark and commemorate the women who have lived through and served in conflict.

“Visitors will be able to experience history brought to life through the recreated female field hospital display and take part in polaroid craft projects motivated by the women in their lives.”

The Tank Museum, which recently celebrated its 100th year, showcases over 300 tanks from 26 nations. The collection includes the world’s only running Tiger I, the British Army’s current Main Battle Tank, Challenger 2 and the first prototype tank, Little Willie.

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The Women in Warfare programme also offers activities and crafts such as designing tanks like the women in the tank factories and make postcards to send to the front.

There is also an onsite restaurant and café, and a soft-play area and tank-themed outdoor play area for children to enjoy.

Tickets for the event can be booked on their website: https://tankmuseum.org/events/february-half-term