A burned out tank. This tank was lost to the Australians during the 2nd Battle of Gaza . The ...

Unit Turkish Army
Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Palestine, Gaza
Accession Number J01045
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Maker Unknown
Place made Ottoman Empire: Palestine, Gaza
Date made c May 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

A burned out tank. This tank was lost to the Australians during the 2nd Battle of Gaza . The infantry were unable to keep up with it, and after being disabled by enemy shells, the crew set fire to it and escaped. Afterwards the Turks used it as a sniper's 'possie' or position. Hundreds of dead were lying about the remains of the tank when found.