Sci-fi Tank


A truly amazing document for my readers! I’ve just found in my archive the cover page of the weekly La Domenica del Corriere, published on 15 October 1916.

It’s probably the very first representation of a tank in an Italian newspaper, as the first use of tanks on the battlefield was the use of British Mark I tanks at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette (Somme) on 15 September 1916.

The author of the drawing, Achille Beltrame (author of 4,662 drawings published on the first pages and the last pages of the Domenica del Corriere between 1899 and his death in 1945…) imagined from his desk in Milan how tanks looked like, without having seen any photograph of them…

tank

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