British tank in Flanders



This photograph shows a British tank Mark I in operation in Flanders in 1917. Tanks were one of the major military innovations of the war and were first used by the British army during the Somme offensive in 1916. After disappointing beginnings, tanks were heavily used in 1917 and 1918 by both the French and British armies.


Cette photographie montre une des principales innovations technologiques de la Première Guerre mondiale : les chars de combat. Les Britanniques furent les premiers à mettre au point et à utiliser ce type de matériel. Ici un modèle britannique Mark similaire à ceux employés par le général Douglas Haig sur la Somme en 1916.

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British tank in Flanders
August, 1917
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Bibliothèque Nationale de France
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