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Article: Chinese eyes on British tanks: historical verification of a war heritage

TitleChinese eyes on British tanks: historical verification of a war heritage
Authors
KeywordsMilitary heritage
Historical research
Interpretation
Authenticity
Issue Date2011
PublisherHong Kong Institute of Surveyors. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkis.org.hk/en/publication_journal.php
Citation
Surveying & Built Environment, 2011, v. 21 n. 2, p. 12-20 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper is about a British military tradition with a Chinese connection. It has taken the author several years of research to dispel the myth that has long shrouded the true origins of a regimental tradition of the 1st Royal Tank Regiment of the British Army. This tradition is of a pair of eyes, known as the “Chinese Eyes,” painted on the bows or turrets of British tanks from World War I to the present day. As such, the “Chinese Eyes” can be regarded as intangible heritage expressed on the tangible hardware of the British Army. Using the research methodology for architectural conservation, the author attempts to rediscover obscure historical evidence, using it to chronologically reconstruct the events leading to the creation of this tradition.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/144492
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dc.contributor.authorLee, HYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T06:11:04Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T06:11:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationSurveying & Built Environment, 2011, v. 21 n. 2, p. 12-20en_US
dc.identifier.issn1816-9554-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/144492-
dc.description.abstractThis paper is about a British military tradition with a Chinese connection. It has taken the author several years of research to dispel the myth that has long shrouded the true origins of a regimental tradition of the 1st Royal Tank Regiment of the British Army. This tradition is of a pair of eyes, known as the “Chinese Eyes,” painted on the bows or turrets of British tanks from World War I to the present day. As such, the “Chinese Eyes” can be regarded as intangible heritage expressed on the tangible hardware of the British Army. Using the research methodology for architectural conservation, the author attempts to rediscover obscure historical evidence, using it to chronologically reconstruct the events leading to the creation of this tradition.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHong Kong Institute of Surveyors. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkis.org.hk/en/publication_journal.phpen_US
dc.relation.ispartofSurveying & Built Environmenten_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectMilitary heritage-
dc.subjectHistorical research-
dc.subjectInterpretation-
dc.subjectAuthenticity-
dc.titleChinese eyes on British tanks: historical verification of a war heritageen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLee, HY: hoyin@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLee, HY=rp01008en_US
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dc.identifier.volume21en_US
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage12en_US
dc.identifier.epage20en_US
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-
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