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Excellent blow by blow of the first tank fight at Villers Brettonneux, April 1918.

3 A7Vs vs. 1 Male Mk. IV and 2 Female Mk. IVs:  video by the Bovington Tank Museum




Google street view of the ground near the fight, between Cachy and Viller Brettonneux
https://www.google.com/maps/@49.8535592,2.4881841,3a,60y,57.04h,90.39t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sRbyAsrg94A4EKszSsFsiUg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Regarding Mephisto, after a little more due dilligence it appears it is not one of the A7Vs in the first tank fight.  But it was in the area. Here is the history of how it was captured. According to the article, Mephisto was stuck in a shell hole in April, but not "captured" until July. So it could not have been the A7v in the intell report. Or, maybe it is, and the article has the facts wrong. After 100 years, very possible.
http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/Find+out+about/Histories+of+Queensland/Conflict/Mephisto/Combat+history#.W8YqovZFyUk


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Military (and other) History / Re: They shall not grow old - WWI
« Last post by W8taminute on October 10, 2018, 09:36:49 AM »
^Agreed.  I'd like to see this applied to WW2 archive films as well.
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Military (and other) History / Re: They shall not grow old - WWI
« Last post by Con on October 10, 2018, 08:32:13 AM »
In an interview Jackson said that the trickiest part was restoring the film to good black and white quality.
This involved massive amounts of computer work and experience in special effects.
Along with removing blurs/scratches/grain in the film the biggest change was taking film that was at 14 frames or less and converting to 16+ (regular 35mm fps) where the computer and software have to build the interleaving frames from the original films.
Jackson said he has digitized over 100 hours of Imperial WWI archives and hopes to be able to do other museum and countries collections the same.

Here is hoping that we see future documentaries covering Gallipoli/Palestine/Naval/German side etc. with this newly (restored seems to be an inaccurate term recreated perhaps?) archival films.

Con
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Military (and other) History / Re: They shall not grow old - WWI
« Last post by bob48 on October 10, 2018, 08:08:19 AM »
I saw the preview a few days back - it looks stunning.
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Military (and other) History / Re: They shall not grow old - WWI
« Last post by Steelgrave on October 10, 2018, 07:05:34 AM »
Outstanding!
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Military (and other) History / Re: They shall not grow old - WWI
« Last post by W8taminute on October 10, 2018, 06:33:40 AM »
Wow that's amazing!
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Military (and other) History / Re: They shall not grow old - WWI
« Last post by JasonPratt on October 09, 2018, 07:05:57 PM »
Looking forward to getting this from BBC eventually!  :bd:
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Military (and other) History / Re: They shall not grow old - WWI
« Last post by Gusington on October 09, 2018, 06:55:32 PM »
Wow.
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Organizations and Equipment / Re: Ships!
« Last post by besilarius on October 09, 2018, 05:26:51 AM »
Preparing for Normandy.  Uss Henrico's boat.
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