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Original Pencil Sketch for Assault on Courcellette, The Somme, 15th September 1916 by David Pentland. (P)


Original Pencil Sketch for Assault on Courcellette, The Somme, 15th September 1916 by David Pentland. (P)

The village of Courcellette dominated the Somme battlefield, and it was the Canadian Corps who were given the task of taking the strongpoint. They were however aided by a new weapon, six tanks of No.1 Section, C Company, Heavy Tank Battalion. The Mark Is were commanded by Captain A. M. Inglis in C5 Creme de Menthe and supported the 31st (Alberta) Battalion in the successful assault in and around the villages Sugar Factory.
Item Code : CCP0802POriginal Pencil Sketch for Assault on Courcellette, The Somme, 15th September 1916 by David Pentland. (P) - This Edition
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