Tank

Place Europe: France
Accession Number ART00109
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 34.9 x 46.5 cm (irreg.); image: 34.9 x 46.5 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description watercolour, charcoal on paper
Maker Bell, George
Place made France
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

Depicts an image of a British Mark IV 'male' tank resting in a field. The Mark IV male tanks carried 6-pounder guns, in contrast to the 'female' tanks which carried Lewis guns. There was one male to every three female tank. The role of the female tanks was to protect the male tanks while the males attacked enemy fortifications. The male tanks had more punch and were capable of knocking out a pill-box.