It’s World Book Day, so here’s a tank made of books

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Hooray, it’s World Book Day (Thursday, March 5).

So to celebrate, here’s a tank made of books.

The machine in question was created by artist Raul Lemesoff and is called Weapons Of Mass Instruction.

The tank started life as a 1979 Ford Falcon before the artist, from Buenos Aires, got his hands on it.

He stocked up with 900 books on the ‘shelves’ and transformed it into a free, travelling library.

Lemesoff then drives it through Argentina’s cities, towns and villages.

Here he is in action –

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He said the tank was ‘a contribution to peace through literature’ and that he hoped it encouraged education and reading.

World Book Day is an annual, worldwide celebration of literature which sees millions of National Book Tokens handed out to schoolchildren in the UK and Ireland.

Lemesoff’s top seven reads are Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes, Pilgrim’s Progress by John…

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