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In the presentation of a Renault FT17 tank model, I  mentioned the use of concrete roadblocks interlocked by metal wire and or chains as a primitive defensise against tanks.

see http://www.landships.net/t61670046/135-rpm-renault-r17-aef-tank-with-tanksperre/

Recently I found in the AEF Official History of the 304th Engineers 79th Division WW1, which can be found and downloaded on http://www.314th.org/books/304th-engineers.html ,some references to the use of this defensive system and a few photographs.

The book is a very interesting read, also dealing with repairing and cleaning the old battlefields

 

 

Harry



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The 304th Engineers were part of the 79th Division (as was the 314th Infantry), so Major General Joseph Kuhn (shown on page xvi) commanded both.



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Thank you, Sir.   This is a very useful bit of information.



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