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Anyone any ideas on the following;

Seen in local antique centre,small,faded "sepia" photograph;long road ,typical shell blasted trees spaced around,ww1 tanks can be

seen at various places,looking extremly knackered! for want of a

better word! most seem to have had their armament removed,

one seems to have broken track, another as far as i can see is "cut"

completly in half!.....could this perhaps be a "just" post ww1 scene?

has anyone seen similar scenes in books etc?

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There are quite a number of postcard pictures of various tanks in damaged and derelict states (I picked up a small bundle of them a few years ago). My initial thought was that they might be German pictures, but I doubt it. Amongst my batch were several of tanks in Cologne (Koln) in 1918/19. I believe that the Tank Museum at Bovington has quite a collection of these pictures and some of the information culled from these was used for the book "Following the Tanks".

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Jacky Platteeuw

There was a so called 'Tank Cemetery' at Hooge near Ieper. There are a few photo's and postcards of it, even with wrecks of named tanks. I suppose there were also other of those tank cemeteries along the front. Certainly there exist a number of postcards of Poelkapelle with damaged tanks on it.

Jacky

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