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Photograph - Man in Front of Tank, in Album of Trooper George Simpson Millar, World War I, circa 1919 Image Reg. No: MM 050486

Photograph in an album that belonged to an Australian serviceman in the 5th Australian Light House during World War I. The album contains 103 small black and white photographs, mainly of Gallipoli in 1915 and some of France and Belgium. They are believed to have been taken by Trooper George Simpson Millar, service no. 160, 'A' Troop, 'C' Squadron, 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Australian Light Horse Brigade, A.I.F. He served in Gallipoli and France (for some time as an officer in the Imperial Army).

This photograph is hard to place. It seems that there is an civilian man standing in front of an British tank (that was later captured by the Germans, hence the Iron Cross) that has been put out of service, so the photograph most have been taken after the war. George Simpson Millar left France in August 1918 while the war was still on. He returned to Australia in October 1918.
Monochrome photograph in green and brown-covered album.
Description Of Content:
In the foreground there is an man dressed in hat, suit and tie. He is standing in front of an destroyed German tank. The tank was orginially British, but had been captured by the Germans and pressed in to service. In the background on the left there is an road and some burnt out trees.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 60 mm (Width), 85 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, australian army, military memorabilia, militaria australian, tanks, making history - war diaries and correspondence
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: weapons & munitions
Original Caption: Before battle of Lone Pine
Inscriptions: Hand written on secondary support above image: 'BEFORE BATTLE of LONE PINE'
Bottom left corner of album page, handwritten in pencil: '47'
Format: Photograph: Monochrome; See Dimensions
Place & Date Depicted: circa 1919
Photographer: Lieutenant George Millar - Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Australian Field Artillery, 1914-1919

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