Sep 15, 2008

Sept. 15, 1916: All Disquiet on the Western Front

(Wired) - 1916: The tank makes its debut as a battlefield weapon, attacking the Germans as part of a British assault near Bois d'Elville, or Delville Wood, on the Western Front.
The crude, 14-ton monster that breasted the German trenches that day was the culmination of an idea 145 years in the making. Continued

Photo: Early tank prototype, U.S. Army Ordnance Museum Aberdeen, Maryland. Photos (Canon 5D)