20th Century War Machines
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20th-Century War Machines
Vestiges of an Embattled Humanity
    War is a conspicuous thread in the fabric of human experience.  However, it was not until the industrial revolution that human competitiveness and technology combined to create terrible new dimensions to the age-old quest to prevail in battle.  The 20th century witnessed the full flowering of this partnership, and the images presented here testify to its fascinating and horrific fruits. The subjects in this series span the 20th century and the globe.  Many of them bear combat scars and soldiers undoubtedly were killed in some of them.  In their presence lurk the ghosts of those who built them, those who manned them, and those who were the objects of their terrible wrath.  History concerns itself with the causes and course of these catastrophic events, but it is the relationship between individuals and their war machines that defines the daily existence of humans in modern warfare.
German Panzer IV 1942
Canadian-Made Sherman M4A1 "Grizzly Bear" Tank 1943
Italian M13 Carro Armato 1940
Japanese Type 95 Tank 1935
German Jagdpanzer VI "Jagdtiger" 1944
British Mk I Grant Tank 1940
German Jagdpanzer V "Jagdpanther" 1944
Elevation Mechanism, U.S. 16in Coastal Defense Gun 1922
Hatch, Japanese Type 95 Tank 1935
German 128mm Flak 40 Zwilling Guns 1942
U.S. M1 Abrams Tank 1980
Controls, U.S. 3in Gun 1918
         U.S. A4 Skyhawk 1956 (Same fighter in which John McCain was shot down.)
Pilot's Ready Room, USS Yorktown 1943