News from Kamloops

Oct 28, 2014

Kamloops Museum & Archives presents: The Great War Tank

Kamloops, B.C. – The Kamloops Museum and Archives presents a free lecture by the Canadian Education Centre called The Great War Tank. This free presentation takes place on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Museum, 207 Seymour Street.

World War I saw technological advancements in European industrialization that changed the face of war. The capacity to mass produce guns and munitions coupled with improvements to the supply chain strengthened defensive positions that would alter offensive operations. Tactical, operational, and strategic innovators needed to solve the problem of battlefield mobility over impossible terrain, attacking defending forces under heavy fire, and maintain vital communication channels.

Join Rollie Keith, of the Canadian Military Education Centre, for a special presentation on the various innovators, engineers, and their projects that resulted in the origin of the tank and its trials during the Great War.

Please pre-register for this course at or by calling 250-828-3576 and quoting program number 233283.


Media Contact:
Julia Cyr, Museum Supervisor
City of Kamloops