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WW1 RPPC of doughboys with Renault FT TANKS

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Photographs788 of 2752Early 20th century US troopers armed with 45-70 TrapdoorsWWI RPPC US Army Officer on horse back, Id'ed as Co. "B" 112 Engineers 37th Division
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Posted 1 year ago

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scottvez
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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.

scott

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks majestic and ron.

    scott
  2. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 year ago
    Reading a Patton book as I type. Now all about tanks. Love this
  3. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 1 year 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:

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/43081-319th-co-tank-corps-camp-colt-gettysb
  4. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 year 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, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting chris!

    scott
  6. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks much for looking david.

    scott
  7. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks petey.

    scott
  8. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 year ago
    Thanks Amber...; ))
  9. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Yes-- thank you amber.

    scott
  10. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 year ago
    You are most welcome Scott! : D
  11. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Don't know how I skipped you at first!

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

    scott

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