Share your favorites on Show & Tell

WW1 RPPC of doughboys with Renault FT TANKS

In Postcards > Real Photo Postcards > Show & Tell and Military and Wartime > World War One > Show & Tell.
Military and Wartime3311 of 5913Imperial German Reservist's stein of August Birkel, 5th Squadron, 5th Bavarian Chevaulegers, who served 1888-1891.Imperial German Reservist's stein of Artilleryman Stein, 6th Battery, 39th Field Artillery
Love it
Like it

MilitaristMilitarist loves this.
GeodeJemGeodeJem likes this.
gargoylecollectorgargoylecollector loves this.
charmsomeonecharmsomeone loves this.
NiceficeNicefice loves this.
peteypetey loves this.
walksoftlywalksoftly loves this.
mrmajestic1mrmajestic1 loves this.
RonMRonM loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
See 8 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 4 years ago


(803 items)

This is a WW1 era RPPC (AZO stamp box) of three US soldiers with three Renault FT tanks. The tanks all show a camo paint pattern, so they may have actully seen combat.

The Renault FT was developed in 1917, with the majority being produced in 1918. The French made about 3,600 of these, of which a little over 500 were used by American Forces.

General Patton's US Light Tank Brigade was entirely equipped with this tank and they saw battle at St Mihiel and Meuse- Argonne.

It is unusual to see RPPCs of these early tanks.

Reproduction of these images in any form is prohibited.



  1. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks majestic and ron.

  2. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    Reading a Patton book as I type. Now all about tanks. Love this
  3. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 4 years ago
    Amber, Two officers were big proponents of tank warfare at the opening of WWI. The brash, agressive one was chosen to command our tanks in battle in France. The one who was good at logistics and administration was assigned to run the new tank school in the U.S. Without WWI combat experience, the administrative one believed his military career was ruined. The brash one of course was Patton. The administrator was Eisenhower:
  4. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    Yes, I'm learning that. I've always thought that you need a mix of brash and quiet to get anything done : )
  5. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting chris!

  6. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks much for looking david.

  7. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks petey.

  8. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    Thanks Amber...; ))
  9. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Yes-- thank you amber.

  10. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    You are most welcome Scott! : D
  11. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Don't know how I skipped you at first!

    Have you gotten a copy of Rommel's "Attacks" to read?

  12. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking nice.

  13. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking geodejem!


Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.