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#21 christerd

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 09:14

I have just bought a couple of English Tank Photos , could anyone give some info on theese ?

Thanks in advance from sweden

First one is written "Tank bis Arras" on the back and something like 30 / VI 17 ?

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#22 christerd

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 09:16

Next one is written on the back something like " Engl Tank bei Monchy "

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 09:18

And the last one is also signed " Engl Tank ....... bei Arras in Felde 30/VI 17 "

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#24 Taz

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 19:44

All of the tanks in the photos were MkII's belonglng to 11 Co., D Bn. HBMGC and were knocked out on 11/4/17 during the 1st Battle of Bullecourt.
The tank in the first image is 799 (D30), seen between the first and second line of the Balcony Trench system, NW of Queant.
The middle tank is 586 (D28), destroyed just in front of the first Hindenberg Line trench south of Riencourt.
And the last photo is 796 (D23), and is seen abandoned just in front of the Hindenberg Line trench at the SE corner of Bullecourt village.
Many thanks to Rhomboid of the landships forum.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 17:10

On the map they are designated as 11 (796), 3 (799), and 4 (586).

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#26 Taz

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 17:15

Also on the first postcard it seems some of the damage was either done later or has been added by an artist.
Thanks again to the guys at Landships.

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