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Cyrenaica reconquered: Later pictures from the battlefront The Axis highway ("Strada Dell'Asse") rechristened "Democracy Lane" - members of a British tank crew affixing the new name over the original Italo-German notice-board somewhere in Cyrenaica. The crew had been in the thick of the fighting.

Cyrenaica reconquered: Later pictures from the battlefront The Axis highway ("Strada Dell'Asse") rechristened "Democracy Lane" - members of a British tank crew affixing the new name over the original Italo-German notice-board somewhere in Cyrenaica. The crew had been in the thick of the fighting.

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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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01/01/1942
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United States. Office of War Information.
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cyrenaica
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