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.

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British tank in Flanders
August, 1917
Agence photographique Mondial Meurisse
Held by:
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
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Public Domain

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