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Can anyone help me or tell me where I can find the names of some of the A company tanks at Ancre 1916 . As Im working on a painting of A17 , one of the tanks that features in the Battle Of Ancre Film. I know that they were named after shows and songs like H M L S We're All In It . Thanks

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M Kittridge


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Hi Mickk,

sorry can't help you with the names, but I like your painting. Do you have more of them?

Regards, Kieffer

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Nice painting Michael! HMLS We're All In It was A13 in November 1916. A17 was HMLS Oh I Say. The musical "Oh I Say" had opened at the Empire Theatre in Leicster Square in July 1916.

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Wow thanks for the help. Thought I'd never find it . Can finish it off now. I do have more pictures .Just finished The Siege Of Fray Bentos and a small one of C1 Champagne to go along with a model I,ve made as a comision for someone who has a set of medals from one of its gunners and wants to mount them on a plinth underneath. i've also started to sketch out my next painting wich is D17 walking up Flers highstreet. Thanks again for the help.

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smile Thats that then.  By the way does anyone know what happened to A17.
thanks

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Wow, those are amazing Mick, they have a superb and atmospheric look to them. Great to see the one of Fray Bentos, currently starting work on a (non-modelling) project to do with it

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George Forty. in his history of the RTR, listed "Look Who's Here" and  "Watch Your Step" as names of early tanks, although he does not attribute them to a particular company. The musical "Look Who's Here" was playing at the London Opera House in 1916. "Watch Your Step" was staged in 1915. If "A" Company was following a musical naming theme in 1916, these could be likely names for their tanks.

In correction to my post above, "We're All In It" was playing at the Empire in 1916. "Oh I Say", by Jerome Kern, had debuted in New York in 1913.

I like your paintings very much - the one with the German infantry has a sort of Otto Dix vibe. Hope to see more soon.

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 Well  spotted wink. the painting is my tribute to Otto Dix . Its my version of his 1924 sketch. Machine Gun Squad Advancing , somme 1916 .  (Its called Golgotha).

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Hi Mick, just got back from spending the past few days in Passchendaele - in Ypres last night, in the 'Over The Top Tours' shop by the Menin Gate there was a display of various tank items, including a model of Fray Bentos and a painting, I think of a Mk I Male - were they yours? Certainly extremely similar if not identical!

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 Guilty as chargedsmile there'll be some more going over soon including my Flers painting and prints . thanks for looking .I will also have some models and prints in the shop at the Tunnel museum in Albert soon . have been very busysmile

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Great stuff, they looked superb in the window display! Did you do the model with the plinth that said 'British Tanks of the Great War' or similar with a union flag background?

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I painted it but the model was made by someone at the tank factory at Lincoln during WWII out of some bomb damaged bits. The owner of the shop asked me to repair and paint it as it was in a sorry state. It was just sprayed silver and black when I first saw it.

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Hello friends! I inform you that in the website in https://sites.google.com/site/eltanquefraybentos/, there are información that I found abot FRAY BENTOS TANK.
I´ll apreciate if you can send me more informatión about to rboretto@gmail.com


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scale diorama - Siege of Fray Bentos.

 

Tank by Emhar, figures by Caesar.

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Okay, I can help with that. The post which was above titled Siege of Fray Bentos is deleted. That same set of images (from the deleted post) is preserved in the other topic http://landships.activeboard.com/t49373753/siege-of-fray-bentos/. Hope I got that right?

Steve



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Bob

Superb dio.



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A really nice dio! Mud is perfect and the whole situation looks very authentic. 



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thanks - somehow I managed to double-post the images - but it won't let me delete the second post.

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This drawing, by Sir William Orpen, is titled "H.M. Land Ship Shell Out". It was posted recently on the IWM site. I think that it portrays a tank from A Company, since the extended grenade roof and retro-fitted hydraulic cylinder armour seen in photos of A Co. vehicles are present on this wreck. "Shell Out" was a musical revue which debuted in 1915 and ran for 300 performances, so this may be another A Co. tank named after a musical. 

 



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My great granddad Cpl. Albert Dean, A Battn., was on HMLS Oh I Say.



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