In May 1917 the King of Belgium, King Albert I, visited the British front lines. #OnThisDay May 17 1917 he inspected a Mark II tank of “C” Battalion, named “Charlie Chaplin 777”, C24 at Tilloy-les-Mofflaines. The tank was lost on April 9 1917 during the First Battle of the Scarpe.
Photographs by Lieutenant Ernest Brooks
Colorize by Doug Banksee
Oriningal Photo IWM Q 3559