Tanks First Used at the Somme 1916

#OnThisDay 1916 Tanks were used for the first time at Flers-Coucelette during the Battle of the Somme. The tank was designed by Dublin engineer Walter Gordon Wilson & William Tritton. The Mark I (Mother) rhomboid shape was for driving over trenches.

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