ID number ART03605.050.001
Title Dummy Tanks
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Benson, George (Artist)
Date made 1918
Medium pencil on paper
Measurement backing sheet: 28.8 x 45.5 cm; image: 15 x 32.8 cm

Description

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.