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Okay, I know what's going on in this photo. Does anyone else?



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Filming the "Lighthorsemen" in the 1980s in South Australia?

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Nope.



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The tank is too accurate in shape for the "Lighthorsemen" film, going by the pictures I've seen. Might be genuine.

The clothes and hat of the man betwen the "Germans" and the camera look to date between the thirties and the fifties. My first thought was that it might be a 1920s reconstruction of a battle, but the clothes may be a little more modern. Did the original 1930 version of All Quiet on the Western Front feature a tank, even just fleetingly? I've only seen the '79 remake.

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Well ... having a look at the clothes of the camera team ... I would say the earliest time could be 1950s, but also 60s or 70s.

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The tank is too accurate in shape for the "Lighthorsemen" film, going by the pictures I've seen. Might be genuine.

The clothes and hat of the man betwen the "Germans" and the camera look to date between the thirties and the fifties. My first thought was that it might be a 1920s reconstruction of a battle, but the clothes may be a little more modern. Did the original 1930 version of All Quiet on the Western Front feature a tank, even just fleetingly? I've only seen the '79 remake.


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elbavaro wrote:

Well ... having a look at the clothes of the camera team ... I would say the earliest time could be 1950s, but also 60s or 70s.


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The camera is a Debrie Pravo, which dates from the 1930's, and used till the 1950's. it appears to have cables running from it, so a possible electrical power source, moth done if it has Sound possibilities. (I was Valuer for Photographica)
my guess, late 1930's movie recreating WW1... but where...
anyone have a list of German WW1 films that have tanks in them... "western front", "hell in the West", etc ????
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Hello all,

This is my first post to the forum, so hello!  smile

This outtake looks to be from the film Unternehmen Michael (Operation Michael). A 1937 German film directed by Karl Ritter (maybe the guy with the hat in the middle of the picture), based on a 1932 play Spring Battle.

Should be on YouTube, so check it out.

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Mark



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Welcome Mark. You have a good eye, I think.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4XUcxADLK4 at around 1:10:24

Steve



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Hi Steve,

Thank you for the welcome.

Very interesting film. Maybe the first film to show a reconstruction of the interior of a tank with a fighting tank crew in action. Seeing the engine is a nice touch and looking out through the vision port.

The tank seems to be built on some sort of motor vechicle as the track is not in sync with the speed of the tank. Also, one of the MG08 machine guns is upside down!

The British troops seem to be wearing American webbing, (unless they are American troops), though the captured British soldier at the beginning of the film said he was with the 6th Rifle Brigade. I do not speak German, but I did hear them say "Tommies" a couple of times.

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Mark




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Well done, McG.

http://landships.activeboard.com/t40242702/german-post-war-wwi-films-free/

The replica bounces quite spectacularly on its suspension, and has a Mk V*-style side door in a Mk IV hull.



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