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A large scale British attack utilizing flame throwers or 'Liquid Fire' as it was known at the time. Flame throwers were introduced by the Germans in early 1915, then copied by the French and British. Throughout the war both sides duplicated each other's ever-more-lethal battlefield technology. Below: British cavalry return after their initial attack while infantrymen dash forward, continuing the advance.

Below: A British tank in action. Rather than send tanks into battle one-by-one to support infantry, new tactics evolved in favor of a mass attack by hundreds of tanks to lead the charge and break through enemy lines--a task that horse cavalry had traditionally performed.

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