The Forerunner Of The Tanks - 'caterpillar'… 1916

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    The forerunner of the tanks - 'Caterpillar' tractor of 120 MP and weighing 15 tons - demonstration in 1916.

    Technology; transportation; vehicles. Huge 15 ton + tractor; the forerunner of the first tanks which were used in World War One. Shot of this gigantic tractor approaching through the brush on the left. It has a sort of canopy top; a man stands/leans against raised seat at the steering wheel. The tractor has small front wheels but the back wheels are in a revolving casing as on a tank. The tractor is pulling a large cart covered with a tarp; this cart also has tank-like treads. Next; shot of tank driving through a ditch with steep sides. Finally a man driving a miniature version which is going round in circles like a funny Shriner car.

    Military; construction; heavy; tow; transport.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1916
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    71388
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1860.12
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:42:00 / 01:11:41:00
    Canister:
    ON 033 J
    Sort Number:
    ON 033 J
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