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An Army M60 main battle tank moves across the Mojave Desert during Exercise BRAVE SHIELD XVI

An Army M60 main battle tank moves across the Mojave Desert during Exercise BRAVE SHIELD XVI

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The original finding aid described this photograph as:

Subject Operation/Series: BRAVE SHIELD XVI

Base: Twentynine Palms

State: California (CA)

Country: United States Of America (USA)

Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Joe Smith

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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01/07/1977
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