Mephisto Technology, War and Remembrance

Mephisto Technology, War and Remembrance Book


Mephisto Technology, War and Remembrance by J. Hopkins-Weise and G. Czechura

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Mephisto Technology, War and Remembrance

Mephisto Technology, War and Remembrance is a large book that is dedicated to the WW1 tank called the Mephisto. A war trophy, the tank was captured by 26th Battalion soldiers in 1918 and brought back to Queensland.
It has been an exhibit of the Queensland Museum since that time. Noted as the "rarest tank in the world" - Germany’s A7V Sturmpanzerwagen, only 20 were ever built for use in war. They saw limited service on the Western Front in 1918, and today only one survives – number 506, the “Mephisto”.
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The bloody battles of the First World War were fought with many new and increasingly destructive weapons. One of the most significant of these was the tank. Only a single model of a German tank was used in action, the A7V Sturmpanzerwagen, and it was a formidable opponent for the Allied forces. 506 Mephisto, is the world’s sole surviving A7V, was captured on the battlefields of France in 1918.
Under cover of darkness, with gas shells falling around them, a small group of soldiers — Queenslanders and Tasmanians of the 26th Battalion — retrieved the tank from within sight of the German lines.
This book tells the story of 506 Mephisto against a backdrop of conflict, technological change and the heroism of ordinary men.

The detailed narrative is supported by numerous photographs, maps etc.

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