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Many thanks to Marc Romanych for posting this archive: https://landships.activeboard.com/t65967818/naras-collection-of-british-photographs-of-world-war-i-1914-/

A bit of rummaging around produced this, which I haven't seen before: A mock battle in San Francisco, which has been discussed in Jack Alexander's book Briefly Famous and elsewhere.

The caption describes exploding grenades, but neglects to mention what's in the background:

Tracklayer_mockbattle.png



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I think it is the Best 75 Tracklayer. It was a version of the CLB 75, but was more flat and had a different layout.



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ljg

  You may be correct, I have enhanced the image the best I could, there looks to be lettering on the front, (Although not legible) at least to my old eyes.... It certainly resembles the Best 75 Tracklayer...

Nice find James and ljg..

All the best 

Tim R



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I think understatement might have been my undoing here. I had realised what was in the background. The image is, indeed, one of the C.L. Best tracklayers. I have brought it to the attention of Jack Alexander, and he says it's new to him, so that's gratifying.

The lettering is easier to make out on this better-known photo

Track.jpg

 And finally:

I posted this ages ago, but nobody took much notice. Watch this Youtube film at 6 min 55 sec.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrxCZcNRF7Q

Remarkable.



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Holy Cow James, I am sorry I missed that before, Its amazing to see it actually moving.

Thank you for bring that film back to our attention..

All the best

Tim R.



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You're welcome.

I've tried to contact The Military Concept Channel to ask where they got the film from, but haven't found a way. No details that I can see.

BTW, the rest of the film is atrocious. Historically all over the place, dodgy translation, narration obviously read down a line by a voice artist who has had the script emailed to him and has insufficient knowledge of the subject to spot any howlers. A lot of that goes on.

 



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I agree the film is horrible,  but that little nugget or rareness  was worth setting through the rest of the other shall we say cabbage..

Again thank you, its incredible to see one of the forgotten giants moving about..

All the best

Tim R



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