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I enclose two pictures, both were originally taken and published in Sept 1916 and both are supposed to be Creme De Menthe - but they are obviously two different tanks. The male is shown on the Bovingdon web site as Creme and the Female comes from the US Library of Congress. I have a sintilla of doubt re the Bovingdon picture in that this tank has no anti grenade roof and all other pictures of C company tanks at Flers show them fitted with these. It was D company that no grenade roof. I have read various accounts of Creme's exploits but none mention its sex! Comments please.


 



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The anti-grenade roofs were ordered on Sept. 3, 1916, and hurriedly made up and shipped to France on Sept. 6. Only twenty were available for the action of Sept. 15, and they were not fitted to No. 1 section of "C" Co. (C.1-6). No. 1 section deployed from near Albert, while the remainder of the company was at the Loop near Bray, where the roofs were delivered and fitted to the tanks sometime after Sept. 7.

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I believe the picture of the female tank is of 510 (C.16) Corunna(?), which was disabled by shellfire near Combles on Sept. 15. The attachments show some further views.



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Excellent - thanks very much

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Rhomboid wrote:



I believe the picture of the female tank is of 510 (C.16) Corunna(?), which was disabled by shellfire near Combles on Sept. 15. The attachments show some further views.



I may have found another view of C16. The photo is captioned "The King of the Belgians inspects a knocked out Mk. I.....". The damage to the bomb roof is the same as C16 and it also has the dark stain or camouflage pattern behind the sponson.


P.S.: Looking at the photos again, that dark stain is most likely a soot stain, not camouflage.



-- Edited by Mark Hansen at 04:01, 2006-02-24

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