WW1 British Tanks in 1940 France

Discussion in '1940' started by morrisc8, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Bodston

    Bodston Little Willy

    If it is old Tank Corps Depot in France that'll be Bermicourt wont it?

    Bermicourt was Tanks HQ. Central Workshops was located at Erin in the Pas De Calais, moving down the road to Teneur in November 1917

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  2. JCB

    JCB Senior Member

    Their's another 1940 ww1 tank on German ebay at the moment - I've added the full ebay caption to the pic . May add or may confuse more !
     
  3. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    This tank was left from WW1 as a memorial.
    Keith
     
  4. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    This is an other photo of the same tank.
    Keith
     

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  5. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Close up of the first tank.
    Keith

    The number of the tank is 10227 and was given to the French on 1st Nov 1918.
    Keith
     
  6. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One Ex british ww1 tank in 1940 with a german looking out. Think this is a french camp at Mailly. Tank number 9676. Original photo from my collection.
    Keith
     

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  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    There a couple of WW1 tanks on the disc of NARA pics of the 1940 campaign that I received from Marc (MLW) .
     

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  8. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    I'm no early tank expert, but I think the mystery tank is a Whippet too.
     
  9. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One more photo that came in the post today British WW1 tank used as a bunker or OP, looks to be at the same camp as the first photos in France [ same looking huts on the right of the photo ] Quite a heavy load of sand bags on top.
    Keith
     

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  10. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One more from an original neg of tank 10027 and one other in bits on far right. Photo taken in 1940.
    Keith
     

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  11. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    A few more photos from my original negs that came in the post.
    Keith
     

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  12. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    This tank was left over from WW1 . photo taken 14-12-1940. german on the back of photo.
    keith
     

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  13. Richard G

    Richard G Junior Member

    Re the OP pics, in 1918 some British tanks were made/converted as carriers without guns, the boxes near those in the pics may indicate that the tanks/carriers were being used for that purpose.
     
  14. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  15. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One more ww1 tank photo that i have with German troops on it.
    Keith
     

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  16. Richelieu

    Richelieu Well-Known Member

    Another view (full right side) of this tank appeared in the modell magazin War Album Vol.5 (pic 5) published by Argus in 1978. As published, the photo is rather overexposed so I haven’t uploaded a copy. It was credited to Sammlung Kössler. The caption reads:

    "A relic from WW1 photographed in France 1940. It is no longer clear whether this tank, which was evidently placed on the airfield as a protective measure against fragmentation, is of the 'Male' or 'Female' designation. Its number, 10020, could provide a clue."

    Clearly this was a 'Male' however.
     

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