Yep. 'Tank' was a term coined to make it a lower priority target for German spies to snatch blueprints and whatnot from. "Hah, a mobile water container? Who needs that, I'll steal flamethrower designs instead"
Or use a special lens to split the image into two offset shots
The "finally a chance to show my superior knowledge" posts in here are hilarious.
It's weird, but that first photo is really weird to me. Normally when you picture world war 1, you see muddy fields in the middle of buttfuck nowhere, but you never really picture ruins. Of course, I did know houses existed back then.
And speaking of which:
trench maps the front is nearly always overlaid by railroads, canals, small hamlets, etc and most sectors had a number of villages in the rear echelons.
Given the mass amounts of ordnance deployed on the western front ruined settlements were a given.
Old photos are cool as fuck. Am I the only one really, really excited at the fact that these are new never before seen pictures? Something about that is just so cool, still finding undiscovered shit from 100 years ago.