ID numberART03605.050.001
Collection typeArt
TitleDummy Tanks
Measurementbacking sheet: 28.8 x 45.5 cm; image: 15 x 32.8 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerBenson, George
Date made1918
Physical descriptionpencil on paper
CopyrightAWM Licensed copyright
DescriptionDepicts troops preparing dummy tanks before going into action on 18 September 1918. Dummy tanks were used as a decoy by both sides to destract the other and divert fire away from held positions. A similar sketch describes the use of light timber and hessian, with old stovepipes for the guns.