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Portrait of unidentified WWI soldier, ca. 1917. He is holding a U.S. model 1917 Enfield rifle.

Portrait of unidentified WWI soldier, ca. 1917. He is holding a U.S. model 1917 Enfield rifle.

Rocket Man, via Flickr. A German soldier prepares what appears to be a signal rocket for launch. WWI.

Rocket Man, via Flickr. A German soldier prepares what appears to be a signal rocket for launch. WWI.

The Great War. First World War: horses are groomed at the front in Belgium. 1916.

The Great War. First World War: horses are groomed at the front in Belgium. 1916.

Grabenpanzer A German crew pose by what looks like a 170mm minenwerfer. The soldier in the body armor may be a forward artillery observer for this mortar unit. WWI

Grabenpanzer A German crew pose by what looks like a 170mm minenwerfer. The soldier in the body armor may be a forward artillery observer for this mortar unit. WWI

This chart shows the type of tank which performed signal service at the battle of Cambrai in 1917 and despite their initial success, German artillery and infantry defences exposed the frailties of their armour and the vehicles became mostly ineffective after the first day. They were used again with greater success during the final advance of the British armies in World War One.

1920 Army Tank Chart Sectional View of British Tank First World War

This chart shows the type of tank which performed signal service at the battle of Cambrai in 1917 and despite their initial success, German artillery and infantry defences exposed the frailties of their armour and the vehicles became mostly ineffective after the first day. They were used again with greater success during the final advance of the British armies in World War One.

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