"One of the three tanks which were put out of action in the fight for Hamel in France, ...

Accession Number E03843
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made France
Date made 5 July 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

"One of the three tanks which were put out of action in the fight for Hamel in France, photographed on July 5th, 1918, the day after the operation. Note the French Tricolour on the roof of the house. It was put there by an officer of the 28th Battalion on the morning of the battle to mark the capture of the position" (Official caption). Australian soldiers and British tank crewmen stand beside H52, Number 9001, one of the three British Mk V tanks which were put out of action in the fight for Hamel. The left track has been ‘thrown’ off the tank and the unditching beam appears to have been broken in half.

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