Landships II

Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Tank Mk.I С.13. Lt. Sir John Dashwood


Captain

Status: Offline
Posts: 92
Date:
Tank Mk.I С.13. Lt. Sir John Dashwood
Permalink   


This photo was published in a book Track prints by Richard Pullen. Pictured tank Mk.I C.13. Lt. Sir John Dashwoods. Please show me the picture and the inscription of the tank in the best quality. I'm sorry, my English is very bad.

P.37.jpg37.jpg

A watercolour painting by Jean Berne-Bellecour (1874-1939) courtesy of the David Cohen Fine Art Collection: Sir John Dashwood s tank C.13 lying in Angle Wood Valley.

warpic.jpg



-- Edited by Valeriy67 on Friday 3rd of January 2014 08:50:27 PM

Attachments
__________________

Кино, танки и хлеб - сим победиши.



Field Marshal

Status: Offline
Posts: 426
Date:
Permalink   

According to a notation by the adjutant of D Co., C13 was tank 716. While under the command of Sir John Dashwood on 15/9/16, it broke a track near Angle Wood onthe approach to its starting point, and did not go into action. The tank was attached to D Co. a few weeks later, and was in action at Arras in April 1917. Dashwood was in command of a female tank on 25/9/16.

The painting is curious, in that it appears to show Dashwood's tank in a heavily damaged and partially cannibalized state at Angle Wood, which couldnot have beenthe case, given its future employment.



__________________


Major

Status: Offline
Posts: 111
Date:
Permalink   

Dashwood took command of tank 523 for the second action.
I also have a copy of the sketch at Angle Wood; the tank looks in good order other than the tracks which are not shown.
Maybe the artist was not confident in drawing tracks



__________________
Stephen Pope

http://www.firsttankcrews.com/


Field Marshal

Status: Offline
Posts: 426
Date:
Permalink   

Stephen, the idler sprockets appear to have been removed from the front horns of the tank in the sketch, as well as the tracks. The outer plates of the starboard rear horn also appear to have been blown off. Have a look at these photos of the wreck of 745, taken near Courcelette, for comparison.



Attachments
__________________


Major

Status: Offline
Posts: 111
Date:
Permalink   

The damage does seem very similar; the problem is that I am not sure when the sketch was made - presumably quite a while after 15 September.



__________________
Stephen Pope

http://www.firsttankcrews.com/
Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us


Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard