What’s in a Name?

As work on the prototype continued in Lincoln there was much discussion at the War Office and in the Admiralty on how this new capability, the Landship, should be developed.
Sir Tennyson D’Eyncourt was concerned about security and in particular he was worried that the continued use of the term Landship would lead to this new secret weapon being discovered before it could be used in anger.

On 4 November he wrote a memo that, instead of Landships, referred to the prototype vehicles as Water Carriers. And so, briefly, the committee overseeing the development was known as the WC Committee.

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