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A US Army M-1 Abrams main battle tank test fires a 105mmround developed by the Army with the assistance of Naval Ordnance Station, Louisville, Ky

A US Army M-1 Abrams main battle tank test fires a 105mmround developed by the Army with the assistance of Naval Ordnance Station, Louisville, Ky

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The original finding aid described this photograph as:

Base: Fort Knox

State: Kentucky (KY)

Country: United States Of America (USA)

Scene Camera Operator: J.D. Holmes Jr., USA

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Tanks in mass culture. Tanks were first developed separately and simultaneously by Great Britain and France as a means to break the deadlock of trench warfare on the Western Front. Their first use in combat was by the British Army in September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. The name "tank" was adopted by the British during the early stages of their development, as a security measure to conceal their purpose.

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01/01/1990
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