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  • Short Summary

    Footage of man driving mini tank through streets.

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    One man tank demonstrated. Holt manufacturing company, Aurora St., Stockton, California. 1914-1918.

    Military/Technology. One-man Tank demonstrated. during World War One. A tiny tank driving toward camera on street; with several men watching (not in military uniforms). Looks like USA small town location. CU tank rotating; driving around; with smoke coming from gun in front. Finally CU side view driver pops out door on top of tank; climbs out; jumps to ground. Miniature. Weapons. Armour; vehicle

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:40:00 / 01:30:27:00
    ON 087 E

Comments (1)

  1. Tankmanc says

    This is a novelty, dummy tank, not an attempt to create an actual one-man tank . It was built by the Holt Tractor Company for the visit of Colonel Ernest Swinton (one of the developers of British tank) to Benjamin Holt's factory in the USA. I understand it was powered by a motorcycle engine.

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