Posted: 24th Sep 2018
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Wonder Weapon

Mechanised warfare took a great leap forward with the development of the tank. It was seen as a “wonder weapon.”

In 1918, with mobile warfare on the Western Front and Britain’s “backs to the wall”, Burnley had a tank week, When “a wonderfully true imitation of a real tank having been built in the town’s tram depot toured Burnley on tram tracks and money was collected for the war effort.”