Dummy Tanks

Accession Number ART03605.050.001
Collection type Art
Measurement backing sheet: 28.8 x 45.5 cm; image: 15 x 32.8 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pencil on paper
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


Depicts 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.