Dummy Tanks

Collection ID ART03605.050.001
Collection type Art
Title Dummy Tanks
Measurement backing sheet: 28.8 x 45.5 cm; image: 15 x 32.8 cm
Date made 1918
Object type Drawing
Maker Benson, George
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.