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What was the contribution of tanks towards winning the war for Britain?

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Dillon Patel 9P What was the contribution of tanks towards winning the war for Britain? On the 28th July 1914 a war kicked off between the Great Powers (Germany & Austria-Hungary) and the Triple Entente (United Kingdom, France & Russia), there were many causes including: Arms race, Plans, distrust, mobilization, Militarism, autocracy, Balance of power, Economic imperialism, Trade barriers and Ethnic and political rivalries. This war leads to great creations including the tank. It is later known as WW1 or the Great War These beasts known as tanks were used for several things, had certain aims and had a real purpose in WW1. Firstly the tanks major purpose was to be able to pass through no-mans land creating a path for troops to get to the heart of the enemies territory so a massacre of bullets to the heart of the enemy would be a whole lot easier. ...read more.


Most of the time they were successful with the two plans but sometimes Big Willy would get stuck in deep and wide trenches. It attracted many people to the army but sadly a lot of them died while inside the tank as it didn't have an exhaust pipe so all the fumes were inside the tank. Tanks had many problems while being tested in military exercises, firstly as I mentioned earlier, there was no exhaust pipe so the fumes (carbon monoxide (CO) and other harmful gases) stayed inside the cabin of the tank which killed all men inside controlling the tank leading to many deaths. Secondly, it kept flipping over when they were trying to get through muddy ground, marshland and swamps; it also got stuck in several deep trenches when trying to pass through. ...read more.


After this hundreds of people started to join the army and this helped Britain win the war. In conclusion I think that there were many factors that helped Britain win the war. I think that the major factor was obviously the tank as it acted as major propaganda and a brand new beastly machine that was hard to be beaten on foot. If it weren't for the tank Britain would have had an army of about half the size of the one they had at the end. The propaganda increased the army by almost double and it made the Great Powers fear for their countries as they thought that they would be seized by attack and taken over by the Triple Entente. Overall I think that if it wasn't for the tank, Britain would never have won WW1/ the great war. ...read more.

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