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Commander in Chief

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New (to me) photo of A7V near Rheims
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Another from http://www.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/wwi/introduction/



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Have seen it before, but worth noting there are two: one centre, one on rt.

I wonder who took the photo? Is it combat or training/moving up?



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The Atlantic describes this as an 'Official German Photograph' taken in a village near Rheims.

The same picture appears in David Fletcher's Tanks and Trenches (1994) with a caption reading "The sinister shapes of Hagen and Schnuck, photographed in a smoke screen at Villers-Bretonneux".

Is nothing simple?



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Would have been tricky for Hagen to have made an appearance at Villers-Bretonneux in April 1918 - it wasn't delivered until May 1918.

Training before the action at Rheims on 1 June 1918 sounds more plausible.

Regards,

Charlie 



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Gentlemen - Reims, not Rheims smile



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Neither Reims nor Villers-Bretonneux, picture most probably taken in the vicinity of Bertry (south-east of Cambrai) in early August 1918. Belongs to the series 'Summer Exercise of Abt. 2' featuring Wagen 504, 525, 528 and 563.



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