Australian soldiers standing on and around a wrecked British Mark IV tank which was put out of ...

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Palestine, Gaza
Accession Number A00226
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Unknown
Place made Ottoman Empire: Palestine, Gaza
Date made April 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Australian soldiers standing on and around a wrecked British Mark IV tank which was put out of action on 19 April 1917 by Turkish forces during the second battle of Gaza. It was captured by the Turks and was converted into a strong post, which became known to the Australians as the 'Tank Redoubt'. It was subjected to intense British artillery fire.