Summary

Medal with Offensive des Chars (Tanks), by Pierre A. Morlon, France, 1917-1918.
Also known as Chars D'Assaut.

The Saint-Chamond tank, first used in 1917 is depicted with a Fury flying above it brandishing a sword. The tank had no turret, but a long gun in an overhanging front compartment which is depicted on the medal. The long front compartment was prone to dig into the ground. The model was unsuccessful.

Obverse Description

Tank crossing a barricaded trench and guarded by Marianne, the national emblem of the French Republic, wielding a sword.

Reverse Description

Laurel wreath surrounding a blank circular inset die.

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