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Yes, new and unpublished, as far as I know. The motif - 562 in the pothole near Rollot - is well known, But these two beauties I've never seen before. Good find! Thank you!

Second picture is mirror-inverted.

 



-- Edited by mad zeppelin on Friday 1st of May 2015 08:22:00 PM

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Explanation here, it seems. V interesting stuff.

http://thekieferbrothers.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/a7v-tank-562-herkules.html



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Not 'Herkules' at that time. The tank was christened 'Herkules' when received by Abt.2, which definitely happened long after the Rollot incident.



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Bonjour,

About A7V n° 562, between Rollot and Courcelles-Epayelles.

       http://pages14-18.mesdiscussions.net/pages1418/Pages-d-Histoire-Artillerie/Artillerie-Speciale-chars-d-assaut/hercules-combats-1918-sujet_1460_1.htm

Bonne lecture - Michel



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Hi, I just discovered this post. The photos are actually my find... I discovered them in late 1914 in the estate of Dr. Theodor Kiefer at the Landesbibliothekzentrum Rheinland-Pfalz in Speyer, Germany, as part of my World War I research.
They are actually not photos but a set of around 20 WWI negatives in a small envelope lying at the bottom of a box which had not been opened for around 30 years. I took photos of the negatives using a smartphone app and a photographic light table, which turned them into the positives you see on my site.

The link given by James H above does indeed take you to my website on which I have written a short article about A7V 562.

I would really appreciate it if the source could be given when pictures such as these are posted. The Landesbibliothekzentrum Rheinland-Pfalz holds the copyright on the photos and I am cataloging the estate and writing various articles on it.

Thanks anyway for your interest and your comments above. Apart from my WWI research on the Kiefer Brothers, I am currently writing a Somme blog called "The Somme Reports" in which I have, among other things, translated into English original German newspaper articles from July 1916 which comment in detail on the Somme Offensive.
If anyone is interested, it can be called up here: www.thesommereports.blogspot.com
(so far there are no tanks in it :) )



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