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An M-1A1Abrams main battle tank, an M-109 155mm self-propelled howitzer and other armored vehicles arrive by rail to take part in a parade during the National Victory Celebration, a day-long event honoring the liberation of Kuwait by coalition forces during Operation Desert Storm

An M-1A1Abrams main battle tank, an M-109 155mm self-propelled howitzer and other armored vehicles arrive by rail to take part in a parade during the National Victory Celebration, a day-long event honoring the liberation of Kuwait by coalition forces during Operation Desert Storm

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Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM

Base: Washington

State: District Of Columbia (DC)

Country: United States Of America (USA)

Scene Camera Operator: Lance CPL. Contreras

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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05/06/1991
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