Join the Tanks

Tanks were first used in battle on September 15, 1916. Plagued by mechanical problems, they remained works in progress throughout the war.

In the Battle of Amiens, which began August 8, 1918:

414 tanks in action on the 8th
145 tanks in action on the 9th
85 tanks in action on the 10th
38 tanks available on the 11th, all in need of repairs.
A US Tank
U.S. Renault tank of C Company, 327th Battalion

Photo courtesy of the Photos of the Great War Web site.
Used with permission.

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United States
ca. 1917-1918
W. F. Hoffman
64 x 48 cm