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Stereocope Photograph showing a view of a tank crossing a muddy field, entitled 'Whippets dash thro' mud-caked battlefields and penetrate the German lines at Morcourt.'
The Whippet tank was introduced in December 1917 as a lighter and more manageable armoured vehicle, designed by Sir William Tritton. Stereoscopes were a visual device in which the audience, by looking at presentations of the two images together, could see ‘depth’ akin to a ‘3D’ effect. Two main sources of WW1 stereoscopy are to be noted –Underwood and Girdwood. The former left the Western Front, after the Kaiser’s statement that he could not guarantee the safety of photographers.
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