World War One Tank Facts

World War One Tank
WW1 Mark IV British Tank

Introduction - WW1 Tanks

By 1916 the military leaders of World War One were frustrated with the stalemate the war had turned in to. Both sides were dug into trenches unable to attack the enemy without suffering horrific losses before retreating back to their own lines. These leaders searched for new weapons that would be able to cross "no-mans land" and punch a hole in the enemy positions. In September of 1916 the British army introduced a weapon which they hoped would do just that. The tank made its battlefield debut on September 15, 1916. What did this weapon look like and where it was first used are all answered in the list of interesting kid-friendly information below.

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Facts about the World War One Tanks First Use

Interesting World War One Tank Facts