A7V tank Berlin 1945

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A7V tank Berlin 1945

Post by Signal » 31 Dec 2004 19:39

Hello,

I'm looking for a photo I saw one day in a book, but don't remember where : it shows an old A7V tank took out from a museum, to be used for the defence of the Reichstag in 1945. Could somebody help ?

Have a nice day,

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Post by Michael Kenny » 31 Dec 2004 19:46

I think you must be refering to the WWI British tank that was photographed in Berlin. Never seen a A7V.

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Post by Signal » 31 Dec 2004 19:48

It's quite possible... Saw this photo a little time ago. Could you give me directions about where I can see it ?

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Post by Sander D » 01 Jan 2005 19:08

Signal wrote:
used for the defence of the Reichstag in 1945


The tank was standing infront of the Dome cathedrall in berlin.


Picture comes from : http://pro.corbis.com/

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Post by Uninen » 01 Jan 2005 23:45

Nice pics there on missinglynx.com thanks.

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Post by davethelight » 02 Jan 2005 04:41

That's quite interesting, I wonder if they had much trouble trying to start it after it had been sitting in the museum for over 25 years. I wonder how effective, or ineffective it was in defending that area of Berlin, and wether the original machine guns were removed from it and replaced with German ones so that there wouldn't be any ammunition problems.

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