Mephisto - Technology, War and Remembrance

Author(s): Jeff Hopkins-Weise; Greg Czechura; Michelle Ryan (Editor)

World War 1 History

The bloody battles of the First World Warwere fought with many new and increasinglydestructive weapons. One of the most significantof these was the tank. Only a single typeof German tank was used in action, theA7V Sturmpanzerwagen, and it was aformidable opponent for the Allied forces.506 Mephisto, the world's sole survivingA7V, was captured on the battlefields of Francein 1918. Under cover of darkness, with gas shellsfalling around them, a small group of soldiers -Queenslanders and Tasmanians of the 26th Battalion- retrieved the tank from within sight of the Germanlines. This book tells the story of 506 Mephistoagainst a backdrop of conflict, technological changeand the heroism of ordinary men.


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General Fields

  • : 9780648094425
  • : Queensland Museum
  • : Queensland Museum
  • : July 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jeff Hopkins-Weise; Greg Czechura; Michelle Ryan (Editor)
  • : Paperback
  • : English