Our whippet tanks penetrate the German lines at Morcourt, 1918.

Our whippet tanks dash thro’ the mud caked battlefields and penetrate the German lines at Morcourt, 1918′. The Whippet was a medium tank designed to be faster and more manoeuvrable that the existing British tanks of the time. It was also the first tank with a separate turret. The Whippet first saw action in March 1918 and performed well for the remainder of the war, proving adept at exploiting any breaks in the German lines. From a collection of ninety-six stereoscopic photographs in box two of two entitled ‘The Great War’ including the official series. With stereoscopic viewer. Stereographs consist of two identical photographs paired in such a way that when seen through a special viewing instrument, a stereoscope, they appear as a three-dimensional images. By 1899 the photographs were mounted on thick card that was given a slight curvature to increase the illusion of depth. Associated with World War One, Western Front (1914-1918).