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#1 Iluvtanks

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 07:39 AM

News Article; https://www.theguard...-across-britain

If you're interested.
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Posted 01 July 2016 - 07:49 AM

Neat! I would have liked it, but I have reached my like limit for the day :/


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Posted 01 July 2016 - 09:32 AM

Forced to click on the link to know what is it about..

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 10:19 AM

Forced to click on the link to know what is it about..

The title explains everything.
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Posted 01 July 2016 - 10:21 AM

The title explains everything.

"Battle of Somme"..
Video? Photos? Event? Game? Music? Information? Happened on this day? ..etc.

M8 add Story to the title

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 11:58 AM

Very important you quoted this remembrance iluv! The Battle at the Somme, which lasted from July 1st till November 1916, was the theatre where the name-giver of our cherished game TT was introduced by the Brithish army (all credits to Albion, a world power at that time).

The 'tank', as it was called, was an idea that lingered since classical times, but it was introduced by the British in the Great War. The name tank was introduced because of the fact that it was developed in big secrecy, and the project was framed as the developement of a water-reservoir or 'tank'.

In the battlefield, it was introduced on the Somme-battlefield under the name of Mark 1 in September 1916. The 50 odd Mark 1's didn't help much at this point in the war, the battle of the Somme ended with no territorial gains and more than a million dead on both sides.

For those interested:

http://blog.oup.com/...tle-somme-1916/

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