Official: Munitions.

Reference code: CHAR 15/97

Part of: CHAR 15
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Date: 1915 - Apr 1915

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E (Engineering) Letters by WSC and William Straight on the origins of tanks [released to the Press in Dec 1918].

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Physical: 1 bound file, 19 folios
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CHAR 15/97/10-12 Typescript copy of a letter from WSC to the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith] agreeing with Colonel [Maurice] Hankey's comments on "special mechanical devices for taking trenches"; describing the impact of trench warfare on military theory and weapons; urging the deployment of steam tractors equipped with armoured shelters, trials of "shields on wheels", systematic use of artificial smoke, and stressing the importance of swift development and production of new weapons. Unsigned annotated with filing note "Tanks". 05 Jan 1915