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51270: Preparing for battle, an early tank.

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Removing tarpaulin from a Mark 1 'Female' tank (in camouflage paint scheme). The tank is equipped with a roof-mounted grenade screen; the stowage bin on rear steering wheels is adorned with a lucky horseshoe.

History

Identifier

1257.mpg | CXTIWMFILMvanc3.mpg

Subject

Allied Forces | Gas Warfare | Passchendaele | Transport | Western Front

Creator

War Office

Date

12th November, 1916

Temporal Date

12/11/1916

Spatial

Somme

Medium

VHS copy of original film

Type

Footage

Contributor

Everett Sharp

Rights

The Imperial War Museum

Collection ID

The Battle of the Ancre and the Advance of the Tanks, Part 1, Caption 17

Repository Name

Imperial War Museum Film and Video Archive

Repository Address

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ, UK

Publisher

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive