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On the reverse of the postcard, 'An old landmark on the left of Delville Wood Nov 1916' can you identify the tank?

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Tricky as all of the female tanks near Delville were recovered

I suspect it is Darby's tank (535) which was knocked out on the Flers line

 

What is the source of the picture?

 



-- Edited by firsttankcrews on Wednesday 14th of June 2017 02:14:02 AM

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I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that the caption is in error, and that the photo shows the wreck of 503 (C4) "Chablis", which broke down near Pozieres on Sept. 15, 1916. Although it is blurry, I think that "C4" can be made out on the front horn when the image is enlarged. The first section of C Company, which included C4, did not carry the grenade roofs seen on tanks from the other sections of the company. The photo below shows the same wreck in May 1918.



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I agree that does look like a C4. The source is a blank postcard with no info. The rear camo pattern matches with your photo.

 

 



-- Edited by MooreTanks on Wednesday 14th of June 2017 07:31:40 AM

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I had noticed the C on the horns, after my post, and C4 would fit


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