WW1 photo German soldier beside English tank Cambrai @1917
German soldier standing beside a destroyed English tank, on a wide desolate field.
Written on back ‘b. Cambrai’.
On postcard-style paper.
14 x 8.5 cm
(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale).
Cambrai is a commune in the Nord department and in the Hauts-de-France region of France on the Scheldt river, which is known locally as the Escaut river.
Occupied and partly destroyed by the German army during World War I, Cambrai saw unfold in its vicinity the Battle of Cambrai (20 November 1917 – 3 December 1917) where tanks were massively and successfully used for the first time. A second Battle of Cambrai took place between 8 and 10 October 1918 as part of the Hundred Days Offensive.