TQ3179 : British Tank Mark V

taken 8 years ago, near to Lambeth, Great Britain

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British Tank Mark V
British Tank Mark V
Photographed at the Imperial War Museum, London. The British first introduced tanks during the middle phase of the Battle of the Somme, in 1916. The Mark V was a development of the original tank design, and saw service towards the end of WWI (1914-18). The early tank designs featured guns, mounted in sponsons, on either side of the tank. In this photograph, it can be seen that the right sponson has been removed, to enable visitors to look inside the tank.

Whilst tanks were not an immediate success, the sight of these lumbering beasts must have put fear into the German troops. Certainly by the start of WWII, in 1939, the development of tanks had revolutionised ground warfare.

The first link, below, contains film of tanks in action during WWI (these tanks are the earlier Mark I).
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Sunday, 17 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Monday, 18 January, 2010
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 314 791 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.7559N 0:6.4850W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 314 791
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