Captured B1 French tank from the 8th battalion of heavy tanks captured by the Nazis

B1 tank

Nazi Blitzkrieg in the West, Defeat of France: German soldiers pose for the armor of the French tank Char B1-bis No. 260 “Hurricane” (Ouragan), captured by German troops on May 17, 1940 on the street of the town Guise.
B1 heavy tank was abandoned due to malfunction of Naeder hydraulic transmission.
B1 tank from the 3rd platoon of the 1st company of the 8th tank battalion of the 2nd tank division.
Commander B1 tank (chef de char): Lieutenant Brayard, driver-gunner of the gun (pilote specialiste): Senior Sergeant René Ott.
Western Front.

Location: Guise, Picardy, France
Image Date: May 1940

In : 1940

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