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Ernest Dunlop Swinton

British Army general

Died when: 82 years 86 days (986 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio


Ernest Dunlop Swinton

Major-General Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton, (21 October 1868 – 15 January 1951) was a British Army officer who played a part in the development and adoption of the tank during the First World War.

He was also a war correspondent and author of several short stories on military themes.He is credited, along with fellow officer Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Dally Jones, with having initiated the use of the word "tank" as a code-name for the first tracked, armoured fighting vehicles.

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