Guerre 14-18 Champagne photo stéréoscopique tank Britannique capturé

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Champagne juillet 1918, photo stéréoscopique sur ver d’un soldat devant un tank Britannique type Mark IV, le "4'". Ce tank a été capturé par les Allemands et réutilisé avant d'être détruit par une mine.

Écrit sur le négatif ‘(CH)AMPAGNE TANCK DÉTRUIT’.


Stereoscopic positive photo on glass of destroyed British Mark IV tank numbered  '4". It had been captured by the Germans and re-used, before being destroyed by a mine in the Champagne region of France July 1918.

4,50 x 10,50 cm


The Mark IV was a British tank of the First World War. Introduced in 1917, it benefited from significant developments of the Mark I tank (the intervening designs being small batches used for training). The main improvements were in armour, the re-siting of the fuel tank and ease of transport. A total of 1,220 Mk IV were built: 420 "Males", 595 "Females" and 205 Tank Tenders (unarmed vehicles used to carry supplies), which made it the most numerous British tank of the war. The Mark IV was first used in mid 1917 at the Battle of Messines Ridge. It remained in British service until the end of the war.