Jo’s-Monday-Walk-Wk41_Tank-Monument

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Jo’s Monday Walk

Week-41

Tank Monument
On the road to Bapaume, near Pozières, France 

is

The Tank Corps Memorial

This Memorial  commemorates…

 

the first time tanks were used in battle in World War I.

Again surrounded by peaceful farm land it is difficult

to imagine the many sacrifices made on this battle field.

The memorial covers 1916 to 1918 inclusive…

and depicts various types of tanks…

used during…

The Great War.

A quick  look on Google…

appears to reveal that…

these tanks were all British Army tanks.

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One final photo and noting that…

 

the surrounding fence was made from tank parts,

then we were off across the road to

the Windmill Memorial.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

5 thoughts on “Jo’s-Monday-Walk-Wk41_Tank-Monument

  1. Pingback: Jo’s Monday walk : Culatra- an easy amble | restlessjo

    • Also known as The Tank Corps Memorial Jo. These are all new to me so every time I post it is a memory of something I did not know existed. Probably the only two things I knew of the Western Front were: 1. There was a Menin Gate at which the Last Post is played each night, and 2. there was a school in Villers-Bretonneux which was built via Victorian donations…school children’s donations. I only learned at the weekend that it has a Robinvale in Victoria is its Sister City. Which would explain why Robinvale was a prominent display in the museum at Villers-Bretonneux school.

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