Home > Trench experience > Weapons and warfare > Source 6
Source 6 Transcript    Useful notes 
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)
  6a   6b   6c              
  6a   6b   6c              
  MUN 5/394; photo of tank  

How to use this source:

Study this source carefully. It contains information that could be useful in your presentation on life in the trenches. As you study the source, ask yourself:

  • 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?
  • How could any of these sources be used in your final presentation?
Background    Worksheet
Contact us    Credits    Site map    Help    Teacher's notes    Glossary    Maps
Learning Curve homepage The Great War homepage