|Barrie Pitt (Editor). Great Battles of the 20th Century. Grosset & Dunlap |
in association with Phoebus, 1977.
I would assume that this tank was named in memory of (and in vengeance for) the RMS Lusitania, sunk by German torpedos in May 1915. The battle of Monchy-le-Preux took place in April 1917.
|Hugh W. Peart & John Schaffter. The Winds of Change. A History of Canada and Canadians in the Twentieth Century. Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1961.|
Photo was taken on the 8th of April. The next day, "Lusitania" suffered a mechanical failure and broke down. The crew had to abandon it but it was later recovered. On the 10th April 1917 the tank was accidentally destroyed by a British artillery shell.
Amazing how much detailed info is known about these old pictures, thanks! Have you seen the movie” They shall not grow old”?
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