Mk IV Tank 'Hyacinth' Ditched at Cambrai, 20 November 1917
Here we see the male Mk IV tank 'Hyacinth' of 'H' Battalion ditched in a German trench on 20 November 1917, the first day of the Battle of Cambrai. Many tanks were lost during the successful attack on the first day of the battle, although Hyacinth looks to be intact and salvageable.
Many thanks to Osprey for allowing us to use this picture, which comes from:
Trench, Stephen Bull.
Looks at the evolution of the defensive lines on the Western Front of the First World War, from the thin lines of 1914 to the elaborate defensive networks of the late war period and the weapons used to try and break the deadlock. Supported by some fascinating wartime illustrations from military manuals, along with contemporary trench maps. [read full review
How to cite this article:
Rickard, J (19 May 2014), Mk IV Tank 'Hyacinth' Ditched at Cambrai, 20 November 1917 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_mk_IV_tank_hyacinth_cambrai.html