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Images relating to the development of tanks, 1916-18
(Catalogue ref: a. & c. The National Archives MUN 5/394, b. Courtesy of the Imperial War Museum, ART 3539)
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  6a   6b   6c              
  MUN 5/394; photo of tank  

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  • What is shown in these sources?
  • Can you tell what the original aim of the tank was?
  • Do these sources suggest it was an effective weapon?
  • Does this suggest the tank was a propaganda weapon as well as a battlefield weapon?
  • Do these sources give any hint of the weaknesses of this weapon?
  • Which aspects of trench warfare do these sources provide information on?
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