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Bogged down tank at Beaumont Hamel, November 1916

Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1916.

This tank was abandoned during the Battle of the Ancre (13-18 November 1916). Several others became stuck in the glutinous November Somme mud or were knocked out by German shell fire.

From a series of photographs taken by Lieutenant Patrick Robert Koekkoek, Special Brigade, the Royal Engineers.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2002-02-902-105


Copyright: Artist's Estate


National Army Museum, Study collection

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