Allied Tanks Heading to the Front

Tanks on A TrainAllied tanks are being transported by rail to the Western front while some curious French women look on,  August, 1918. Trains were used to transport tanks to forward staging areas in order to avoid wear on the machines and their treads which were prone to break down. The tanks would then move under their own power from where they were deposited by the train to a staging area behind the trench lines, until it was time to attack.

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