Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Mark IV tank with tail number D51, was found in 1998. The machine was shot during the battle of Cambrai in 1917, and after the war it was simply buried. Now it is a Museum exhibit.

 



Mark IV Heavy in action, France.



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  1. I wouldn't want to ride one of those iron coffins into combat. But at least they had a place to sleep that wasn't in the trenches.

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  2. It seems to be in remarkable shape.

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  3. The fumes were supposed to be choking, and the sound deafening

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  4. They also had a crew of 8 to 10 in there.

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  5. Is that the one that's in the National WWI Museum here in Kansas City? Sure looks the same.

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  6. Is that the one that's in the National WWI Museum here in Kansas City? Sure looks the same.

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    1. This from the Wikipedia page:
      A Mark IV Female, D51: Deborah, was excavated at the village of Flesquières in France, in 1999. It had been knocked out by shell-fire at the Battle of Cambrai (1917) and subsequently buried when used to fill a crater.[13] Badly damaged and corroded when rediscovered, Deborah has been stabilised and is now housed in a small museum at Flesquières, close to the graves of members of the crew.

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