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Captured British Mk IV tanks

Early British Mk IV male and female tanks in German hands, east of Wytschaete in Belgium

A serviceman stands on ‘Newry’, a Mark IV male tank No. 9192, believed to have been part of the British tank force that supported the Australian attack east of Amiens between August-September 1918.As a result of the Germans using many captured British tanks of this type, the British adopted a distinctive system of red-white-red markings on their tanks. ...

A serviceman stands on ‘Newry’, a Mark V male tank No. believed to have been part of the British tank force that supported the Australian attack east of Amiens between August-September .

Mark IV female tank. Note the tank's machine gun and escape hatches beneath the sponson.  Some of the crew are walking beside it.

WWI British Mark IV "female" tank(called female due to MG's being used rather than a canon like the "male" tanks).

BATTLE ARRAS 1917 (Q 6427)   A British tank ditched in a captured German gun pit during the Battle of Arras. British cavalry can be seen massed in the background.

BATTLE ARRAS 1917 (Q A British tank ditched in a captured German gun pit during the Battle of Arras. British cavalry can be seen massed in the background.

Réservoirs britannique Mark IV  étant chargés à bord de camions de chemin de fer plat à la station Plateau en préparation pour le transport vers la zone avant l'ouverture de la bataille de Cambrai, 20 à 30 novembre 1917

Battle Cambrai 20 - 30 November 1917 (Q British Mark IV Female Tanks being loaded aboard flat-bed railway trucks at Plateau Station in preparation for transportation to the forward area prior to the opening of the Battle of Cambrai.

FIRST WORLD WAR 1914 1918 WESTERN FRONT BATTLE ARRAS (Q 6302) Battle of Arras. Mark II Tank "Lusitania", 1st Tank Brigade going forward along a ruined street in Arras. 10 April 1917.

Q Mark II tank "Lusitania" of the Tank Brigade going forward along a ruined street in Arras April

British tanks pass dead Germans who were alive before the cavalry advanced a few minutes before the picture was taken. World War I saw the debut of tank warfare, with varying levels of success, mostly poor. Many of the earlier models broke down frequently, or got bogged down in mud, fell into trenches, or, (slow-moving) were directly targeted by artillery. (National Library of Scotland)

British tanks pass dead Germans who were alive before the cavalry advanced a few minutes before the picture was taken. World War I saw the d.

"Fray Bentos II", not to be confused with it's more famous predecessor "Fray Bentos I" The British Mk IV male tank "Fray Bentos II" (8091) on display in Berlin after being captured at Cambrai in November 1917. Afterwards, it would be dismantled for mechanical inspection and study.

The British Mk IV male tank "Fray Bentos II" on display in Berlin after being captured at Cambrai in November Afterwards, it would be dismantled for mechanical inspection and study.