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Might not be new at all, but I don't recall it. According to the caption, this was taken at Poulainville, which is the neighbouring commune to Vaux-en-Amienois, maybe so close that the distinction isn't made. Acc to reliable accounts, Mephisto went from Vaux to Merlimont. Currey says Mephisto went to Poulainville "on the coast", which it isn't; Merlimont is.

Points to ponder in the photo: British (?) tanker in overalls; chain through gun ports (for towing?); and what is on the extreme right? Are  those the tracks of a Gun Carrier?

A7V_Berthele.jpg

 

The photo, btw, is from the archives at Toulouse, the collection of Raoul Berthelé, army meteorologist and amateur photographer.



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Rainer Strasheim, in the Tankograd book, says Mephisto went from Vaux-en-Amienois to Poulainville then, in early October 1918, to Merlimont.

The tracks of a Gun Carrier are about the only good fit for the part exposed in the photo.

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Charlie

 



-- Edited by CharlieC on Friday 14th of April 2017 04:16:35 AM

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The location seen in the above picture - with cord around the tank and trees on one side, but open ground on the other - is explicitly given as Poulainville. But Vaux and P'ville are rather close to each other. One might say that 506 was hauled off to the tank training ground at Vaux-en-Amienois and right there parked close to P'ville.



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