July 2, 2016

Abandoned Tigers

Tiger I of schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 101

A Tiger I of schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 101 at Marle on August 30, 1944. The tank had crossed the Seine River but it was abandoned by its crew. Local population takes the change to examine the fearsome monster. On August 30 the Battalion lost its last three Tiger Is. The 1st Company of the Battalion was equipped with Tiger IIs. At that date the Company possessed five tanks.

Marle Aisne
2. Marle is in the Aisne department in northern France.

Photo attribution
1. Conseil Régional de Basse-Normandie/National Archives USA, via Wikimedia Commons
2. https://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright