The Tank That Sank 1921

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    Item title reads - The Tank that Sank. Salved from bed of Thames after unsuccessful trials - Better luck next time! Woolwich, London.

    We see the tank half submerged in the river with the end sticking out. M/S of the tank being winched out.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    22496
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    242.39
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:36:00 / 01:55:11:00
    Canister:
    G 808
    Sort Number:
    G 0808
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