Category Archives: 1918
Allied tanks are being transported by rail to the Western front while some curious French women look on, August, 1918. Trains were used to transport tanks to forward staging areas in order to avoid wear on the machines and their treads which were prone to break down. The tanks would then move under their own power from where they were deposited by the train to a staging area behind the trench lines, until it was time to attack.
This photo of allied tanks attacking was taken somewhere on the Western Front in August 1918.
A group of allied tanks is advancing up a road, two of which are visible. The tanks are belching clouds of exhaust fumes. Their objective are the German lines in a nearby wood. Meanwhile on the left you can see allied infantry advancing and a line of German prisoners of war being led back into the rear. The location of this photo is unknown.