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A Mark IV (Male) tank H45 'Hyacinth' of H Battalion ditched in a German trench while supporting the 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment, one mile west of Ribecourt. Some men of the battalion are resting in the trench, 20 November 1917. Commanded by 2nd Lt. Jackson, H Btn, 24 Coy, 10 Sec. During the attack it reached the first objective of the day, The Hindenburg Line, before falling in the ditch. (additional info from John Winner) (Photo source - © IWM Q 6433) Photographer - Lt. John…

A Mark IV (Male) tank H45 'Hyacinth' of H Battalion ditched in a German trench while supporting the 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment, one mile west of Ribecourt. Some men of the battalion are resting in the trench, 20 November 1917. Commanded by 2nd Lt. Jackson, H Btn, 24 Coy, 10 Sec. During the attack it reached the first objective of the day, The Hindenburg Line, before falling in the ditch. (additional info from John Winner) (Photo source - © IWM Q 6433) Photographer - Lt. John…

Iron monsters: Developed in secret by the Admiralty under Winston Churchill, tanks, or 'landships' as they were originally known, first saw action on the Somme in September  1916. This one, named  Iron Duke, is clanking through the city of Arras to spearhead the British offensive there in April 1917. They were hellishly hot for their crews and liable to break down, but tanks helped end the deadlock  of the trenches in 1918

Dramatic photographs from WW1 that show the carnage... and courage

Iron monsters: Developed in secret by the Admiralty under Winston Churchill, tanks, or 'landships' as they were originally known, first saw action on the Somme in September 1916. This one, named Iron Duke, is clanking through the city of Arras to spearhead the British offensive there in April 1917. They were hellishly hot for their crews and liable to break down, but tanks helped end the deadlock of the trenches in 1918

A mark IV 'male' with 4 of its 8 crew.  The tank is undergoing maintenance in readiness for battle.   68.jpg

A mark IV 'male' with 4 of its 8 crew. The tank is undergoing maintenance in readiness for battle. 68.jpg

Knocked out Mk V (Male) tank Possibly Nº9162, of 2Lt. Leach, "B" Company, 4th Battalion which was hit and disabled near Parvillers-le-Quesnoy on 10th August 1918. (Only 1 crewman survived.)

Knocked out Mk V (Male) tank Possibly Nº9162, of 2Lt. Leach, "B" Company, 4th Battalion which was hit and disabled near Parvillers-le-Quesnoy on 10th August 1918. (Only 1 crewman survived.)

Known as the Mosquito. One of the most successful of all World War 1 tanks and probably the most popular and versatile light tank in history was the Renault FT 17 (rear view)

Known as the Mosquito. One of the most successful of all World War 1 tanks and probably the most popular and versatile light tank in history was the Renault FT 17 (rear view)

Más combate en las trincheras, en esta ocasión, Cambrai en 1917. Más en www.elgrancapitan.org/foro

Más combate en las trincheras, en esta ocasión, Cambrai en 1917. Más en www.elgrancapitan.org/foro

French soldier with an early grenade launcher, on the end of his rifle.

French soldier with an early grenade launcher, on the end of his rifle.

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