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Unusual German aircraft with 'push' propellers facing backwards - In the early days of flight the best configuration was still a matter of opinion..<br />
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Remarkable photographs revealing how the Germans used captured British tanks against us because theirs were no good have come to light over 100 years later.<br />
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The British were the first to invent the tank in 1916 and a year later used them to overwhelm the enemy at the Battle of Cambrai in the First World War.<br />
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Although the battle was a success for the British, the Germans captured several Mark IV tanks.<br />
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Now black and white photos have emerged to show the German high command inspecting one the hulking machines in Berlin in 1918.<br />
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Other pictures in the album depicts the early days of aerial warfare when hand grenades were dropped over the side of the cockpits by German pilots.