A new exhibition at Bovington Tank Museum was opened by Murray Walker OBE. Sponsored by Wargaming, the exhibition gives a fascinating insight into the museum’s involvement in the making of David Ayer’s latest war film, Fury, starring Brad Pitt.On the day of the opening, Curator of The Tank Museum, David Willey welcomed guests and introduced Tracy Spaight, Director of Special Projects at Wargaming, who spoke about the company’s contribution to heritage organizations worldwide and their long-running cooperation with the Tank Museum.
Murray Walker, a former Sherman tank Commander with the Scots Greys during World War II, well-known for being a racing commentator, then enthralled the audience with stories from his time in service and officially opened the new exhibit.
The ribbon in front of the new exhibition was cut by two Tank Museum employees, Ian “Buzz” Aldridge and Brian Frost, who were heavily involved in the filming of Fury.
Situated in the World War II hall, ‘Fury’ tells the story of the museum’s integral part in the making of David Ayer’s visionary war film, using props and images from the set, interviews with museum staff and the Sherman M4A2E8 Fury itself.
Visitors will be transported from the familiar surroundings of a cinema to the backdrop of a destroyed town at the end of World War II; similar to the sets used in the film.
The exhibition also includes gaming stations, where visitors will be invited to play World of Tanks and recreate battles fought in the film.
It is hoped that people will come away with an insight in to the issues faced by the museum during this time; the difficult decisions that had to be made when working to protect the vehicles, what being involved might mean for the Museum’s reputation and what it was like for the staff on set.
This video, put together by the Tank Museum, gives viewers an insight in to the themes explored in the ‘Fury’ exhibition, as well as a look at the exhibition itself.
The ‘Fury’ exhibition is set to run until the end of 2015 and entry is included in admission price.