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Until the last Schneider tank was restored, the Saumur museum used a wooden replica for shows.

Until the last Schneider tank was restored, the Saumur museum used a wooden replica for shows.

Mk.V tank 9038 of C Coy, 8th Battalion, loaded with wooden bridging material…

Mk.V tank 9038 of C Coy, 8th Battalion, loaded with wooden bridging material…

Heeresgeschichtliches Museum – The car that started the   First World War  Archduke Franz Ferdinand was shot in this car by Gavrilo Princip. The car is a Gräf & Stift with a double phaeton body. It is powered by a 4 cylinder engine with 32 HP. The car belonged to Franz Graf Harrach.

Heeresgeschichtliches Museum – The car that started the First World War Archduke Franz Ferdinand was shot in this car by Gavrilo Princip. The car is a Gräf & Stift with a double phaeton body. It is powered by a 4 cylinder engine with 32 HP. The car belonged to Franz Graf Harrach.

dead horse WWI - not many of these pics on-line, but so many photos of injured horses in Museum Hill 62, Belgium

dead horse WWI - not many of these pics on-line, but so many photos of injured horses in Museum Hill 62, Belgium

The Saint-Chamond was the second French heavy tank of the First World War. Overall an inadequate design born of the commercial rivalry with the makers of the Schneider CA1 tank. Three hundred and eighty Saint-Chamond tanks were manufactured but most of them were destroyed in action. World War 1 ended before the Saint-Chamond tanks were to be replaced by imported British heavy tanks...

The Saint-Chamond was the second French heavy tank of the First World War. Overall an inadequate design born of the commercial rivalry with the makers of the Schneider CA1 tank. Three hundred and eighty Saint-Chamond tanks were manufactured but most of them were destroyed in action. World War 1 ended before the Saint-Chamond tanks were to be replaced by imported British heavy tanks...

Knocked out British tank at Bullecourt 1917. Tank Number '586'

Knocked out British tank at Bullecourt 1917. Tank Number '586'

"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.

"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.

British Mk IV tank "CONQUEROR II" C47 in Fontaine-Notre-Dame, where it was knocked out on 23/11/17

British Mk IV tank "CONQUEROR II" C47 in Fontaine-Notre-Dame, where it was knocked out on 23/11/17

Battle of the Somme. Tanks were used for the very first time on the Somme.

Battle of the Somme. Tanks were used for the very first time on the Somme.