"Three German tanks and their crews. Copied from a photograph, taken from a German officer at ...

Unit German Army
Accession Number C04603
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

"Three German tanks and their crews. Copied from a photograph, taken from a German officer at Harbonnieres, August 1918." Three A7V tanks and their crews, from left to right ‘Baden I’, ‘Cyklop’ and ‘Gretchen’. After the Second battle of Villers-Bretonneux, Mephisto’s tank unit ‘Abteilung 3’ regrouped at the nearby town of Rozieres. The German use of A7V tanks at Villers-Bretonneux was the most effective tank attack of the war.