Tanks – The Fallen Giants Of The World War I

A British tank which has crashed into a tree, near Cambrai, Franc, 1917:

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The development of tanks in World War I was a response to the stalemate that had developed on the Western Front. Although vehicles that incorporated the basic principles of the tank (armour, firepower, and all-terrain mobility) had been projected in the decade or so before the War, it was the heavy casualties sustained in the first few months of hostilities that stimulated development. Research took place in both Great Britain and France, with Germany only belatedly following the Allies’ lead.

First World War tanks were descendants of vehicles like this early caterpillar-track farm machine, built by Rustin and Hornsby of Lincoln and used in England, 1902:

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In Great Britain, an initial vehicle, nicknamed Little Willie, was constructed at William Foster & Co., during August and September 1915. The prototype of a new design that would become the Mark I tank was demonstrated to the British Army on February 2, 1916. Although initially termed “Landships” by the Landships Committee, production vehicles were named “tanks”, to preserve secrecy. The term was chosen when it became known that the factory workers at William Foster referred to the first prototype as “the tank” because of its resemblance to a steel water tank.

A light tank moving on rough terrain, 1917:

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The French fielded their first tanks in April 1917 and went on to produce far more tanks than all other combatants combined.

One of the first American tanks driving past the “Flatiron” building in New York, 1917:

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The Germans, on the other hand, began development only in response to the appearance of Allied tanks on the battlefield. Whilst the Allies manufactured several thousand tanks during the War, Germany deployed only 1680 of her own.

A British tank in France during World War I, 1917:

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The first tanks were mechanically unreliable. There were problems that caused considerable attrition rates during combat deployment and transit. The heavily shelled terrain was impassable to conventional vehicles, and only highly mobile tanks such as the Mark and FTs performed reasonably well. The Mark I’s rhomboid shape, caterpillar tracks, and 26-foot (8m) length meant that it could navigate obstacles, especially wide trenches, that wheeled vehicles could not. Along with the tank, the first self-propelled gun (the British Gun Carrier Mk I) and the first armoured personnel carrier (the British Mk IX) were also constructed in World War I.

A British armoured car crippled by enemy gunfire with its crew either dead or captured. The Vickers Maxim guns have been disabled and their cartridge belts torn away, 1918:

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French troops entering the Rhineland, 1918:

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An American tank, 1917:

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An American tank, 1917:

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A “male” MKIV tank at the Lord Mayor’s show in London, 1917:

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Victory the Bulldog posing on a tank in Trafalgar Square during a campaign to sell War Loan certificates, 1917:

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A man standing on top of a tank in Trafalgar Square and speaking in favour of war bonds, 1917:

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Germans testing the climbing powers of captured British tanks, redecorated in German colours, 1917:

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A light tank which has got into difficulties after tumbling into a trench, 1917:

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A British tank crossing the trenches in Flanders, 1917:

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A German tank emerges from the forest, in preparation for an attack, 1917:

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A British Mark A Whippet Medium tank advancing through the mud to penetrate the German lines at Morcourt. Only two hundred of these tanks were ever manufactured, 1918:

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An early French tank encountering rough terrain, 1917:

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A British tank burns furiously, having been caught in the jet of a flame thrower and its fuel contents ignited, 1918:

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An American soldier walks ahead of an MKIV British-made tank, 1918:

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A British tank of the kind that managed to break down the German barbed wire defences at Cambrai, 1918:

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An American Army tank, 1917:

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A British Mark I tank, the first ever military vehicle of this kind, in France, November 1916:

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An early British tank, equipped with a wood fascine to aid trench-crossing, Belgium, circa 1917:

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The crew of a German tank surrendering to the crew of a British tank in a scene from a British film shot in Dorset, England, 1927:

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A man dismantling a tank with a blow torch, during the post war disarmament in Germany, 1920:

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Renault FT-17 light tanks on patrol duty, within the area of the French concession in China, 1927:

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British Army tank trials in Lincolnshire, 1918:

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Soldiers of the 18th Infantry Division fleeing from shell fire in the French village of Exermont, 1918:

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German soldiers clustered around a tank in a Berlin street during a troubled period of the Weimar Republic, 1920:

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French soldiers holding flags and riding in tanks in front of the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elysees during a Bastille Day Victory Parade celebrating the end of World War I, Paris, France, 1919:

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A group of men inspecting a tank parked at Lincoln’s Inn, London, during an inquiry, 1919:

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Two women war workers driving a steam engine at a site for tank trials in Lincolnshire, 1918:

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The tank which played a prominent role in the Johannesburg rebellion, where union unrest erupted in the Rand Revolt, in which white workers, fearful of being replaced in the mines by lower-paid non-white workers, staged a bloody strike that was ended only by the intervention of government troops. The tank is seen passing Corner House, the Head Office of the Chamber of Mines and the Johannesburg Consolidated Investment Corporation, 1925:

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A British tank used in World War I is hoisted aboard the Cunard SS Vardulia at the King George V dock in London. It is to be shipped to Cornell University in New York, 1926:

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A wrecked tank on the battlefield at Ypres, 1919:

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Two dummy tanks being pushed along a road by German soldiers, 1925:

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A man dismantling a tank after the end of the Great War, 1920:

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The authorities make Limerick city a special military area and workers respond by calling a general strike until the end of martial law. The “Scotch and Soda” tank as a barricade in the city, 1919:

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Field Marshal Sir William Robert Robertson (1860–1933) visiting tank trials in Lincolnshire, 1918:

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British tanks in Westminster Bridge Road, London, taking part in the Peace Procession, 1919:

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Crowds gather to see the tanks during the French occupation of Dusseldorf, 1923:

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A British armoured tank leaving Wellington Barracks in London on the 8th, and penultimate, day of the General Strike, 1926:

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Germans take war machines apart outside Berlin. Under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles Germany was required to disarm. This tank is in fact a British tank, captured and put into service by the Germans, 1919:

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世界物件案内。古代エジプトをテーマにしたマンションが1億7400万円で販売中(ロシア)

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 ロシアのモスクワにある不動産がユニークな物件を紹介している。そのマンションは、ロシアの首都全体で最も高価な生活圏内にあり、室内全てが古代エジプトをテーマにしてデザインされている。

 エントランスを入ると、そこはもうロシアではなくエジプトの世界だ。豪華な大理石の床や高価な家具・装飾品が住むものをファラオ(古代エジプト王)の気分にしてくれるという。『Oddity Central』などが伝えている。 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://karapaia.com/archives/52296723.html

【画像】西武池袋線で人身事故 「音やばかった」「5.60歳ぐらいの人らしい・・」 電車遅延で騒然

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西武池袋線で事故。



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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10323755.html

【画像】 石川優実氏の裸をデザインしたバッグが登場も「これはOKなんです」 ダブスタひどいと批判の声

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環境型セクハラ。



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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10323727.html

木の中からドクドクと水が湧き出る!まるで井戸のような桑の木(モンテネグロ)

水が湧き出る桑の木

水が湧き出る桑の木 image by:youtube

 これぞ自然の驚異である。ヨーロッパ南東部、バルカン半島に位置するモンテネグロ、ディノサ村には幹から水が湧き出る桑の木があるという。

 その奇跡の光景を一目見ようと多くの人がここを訪れるという。


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SOURCE: http://karapaia.com/archives/52296684.html

宝くじで2億5000万円を当てた女子高生(16)の衝撃末路・・

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現在33歳のイギリス人女性、キャリー・ロジャースさんが180万ポンド(約2億4500万円)のイギリス国営宝くじ当せん金を獲得したのは16歳の時だった。当時の彼女は高校を中退し、わずか3.5ポンド(約480円)の時給で生協で働いていた。


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10323662.html

【画像】 中指の色がとんでもないことになったんだけど、なにこれ・・ 投稿画像に衝撃走る

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コラじゃなかった。



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親子で楽しい!父と娘が映画の有名なワンシーンを次々と再現

映画のワンシーンを再現する父娘

映画のワンシーンを再現する父娘 image credit:instagram

 コロナ自粛がきっかけで料理や筋トレなど、新しい趣味やアクティビティに目覚めたという声が多い中、Instagramで再現シーン作りに取り組む親子が反響を呼んでいる。

 アメリカのボストン在住のアレックスさんと5歳の娘のマチルダちゃんは、ロックダウンの退屈しのぎで人気映画の名シーンを再現してシェア。一日の過ごしかたに悩んでいたユーザーにほほえみをもたらした。

 高度なテクニックなど使わず、費用もかけないシンプルな撮影をモットーに、今や1万7千人ものファンを楽しませている親子の画像を見てみよう。 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://karapaia.com/archives/52296903.html

【動画】 同居男性を殺害して逮捕された女、暴行し悲鳴を上げる様子を親族に電話で実況

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自宅アパートで同居する男性に十分な食事を与えずに暴行して殺害したとして、滋賀県愛荘町、無職小林久美子容疑者(55)らが逮捕された事件で、小林容疑者が亡くなった岡田達也さん(当時25歳)の親族に電話し、岡田さんを殴って悲鳴を聞かせながら生活費の支払いを求めていたことが、捜査関係者への取材でわかった。

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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10323666.html

【動画】 ガラスが大破・・ 公道で友人の車にぶつけて遊ぶDQNを捉えた衝撃動画が話題に

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テレビで取り上げられるやつ。



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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10323613.html

【画像】 新潟で発見された「中落ち定食」がヤバすぎるwwと話題に 「何が起きているのかわからない・・」

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インスタ映え。



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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10323623.html