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THE FUTURE OF WARFARE

Joakim: “The Battle of Flers-Courcelette in 1916 was the first time tanks were used in war. There were 32 British tanks – Mark I, or ‘Mother’. There should have been more, but some of them broke down. The Great War marked the end of ‘old’ warfare and the start of modern warfare, and the tank was part of that. That was the future of warfare.”

“It’s not a celebration of tanks, but about how brutal it was. The song is very mechanised, pretty shocking. It starts the album with a super-punch, which is what it must have felt like for the people who were seeing tanks for

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