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Second Lieutenant (Temporary Lieutenant) A. D. Bell-irving Brings Down in Flames A Hostile Balloon. - AviationArtPrints.com

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Second Lieutenant (Temporary Lieutenant) A. D. Bell-irving Brings Down in Flames A Hostile Balloon.


Second Lieutenant (Temporary Lieutenant) A. D. Bell-irving Brings Down in Flames A Hostile Balloon.

Second Lieutenant (Temporary Lieutenant) A. D. Bell-Irving, of the Gordon Highlanders Special Reserve and Royal flying Corps, attacked a hostile balloon at 1,000 feet under heavy fire and brought it down in flames. On a previous occasion he brought down a hostile machine. For the gallantry and skill displayed by him he was awarded the M.C.
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PRINT First World War antique black and white book plate published c.1916-18 of glorious acts of heroism during the Great War. This plate may also have text on the reverse side which does not affect the framed side. Title and text describing the event beneath image as shown.

Paper size 10.5 inches x 8.5 inches (27cm x 22cm)none13.00

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At 0620 hours covered by a brief barrage from 1000 guns, the tanks of C and F Battalions in MkIV tanks advanced alongside the men of the British 12th Division against the impregnable German Hindenburg line at Cambrai.  Supported in the air by 4 RFC squadron flying ground attack missions, the general offensive had broken through 3 trench lines and penetrated 5 miles on a 6 mile front by lunchtime.  Although these gains were not exploited and later retaken by a German counter offensive, Cambrai showed the full potential of the tank on the battlefield.

Battle of Cambrai, France, 20th November 1917 by David Pentland. (GS)
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 At 0620 hours covered by a brief barrage from 1000 guns, the tanks of C and F Battalions in MkIV tanks advanced alongside the men of the British 12th Division against the impregnable German Hindenburg line at Cambrai.  Supported in the air by 4 RFC squadron flying ground attack missions, the general offensive had broken through 3 trench lines and penetrated 5 miles on a 6 mile front by lunchtime.  Although these gains were not exploited and later retaken by a German counter offensive, Cambrai showed the full potential of the tank on the battlefield.

Battle of Cambrai, France, 20th November 1917 by David Pentland. (PC)
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Swamped by mud amidst a desolate, shattered landscape, men and horses of the Royal Field Artillery drag their 18 pounder field-gun towards a new position on 15 November 1917, during the final days of the Battle of Passchendaele.  Whilst the army continues its grim fight on the ground, overhead Sopwith Camels from 45 Squadron Royal Flying Corps tangle in an equally deadly duel with German Albatros fighters of Jasta 6.  Flying the lead Sopwith Camel is the RFC Ace, 2nd Lt Kenneth Montgomery who scored the last of his 12 victories in this dogfight when he shot down the German Ace Leutnant Hans Ritter von Adam, the Commanding Officer of Jasta 6 with an impressive 21 victories to his name.  To commemorate one of the most significant anniversaries in history, Anthony Saunders has created a powerful painting portraying the bleak sacrifice made by so many heroic young men.  The names of the bitter battles they endured, however, still live on a hundred years later - Ypres, the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Arras, Loos - and one of the most savage - Passchendaele.

The Big Push - Passchendaele 1917 by Anthony Saunders.
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 For his gallantry and ability on reconnaissance and other duties on numerous occasions, but especially on the occasion when he dropped three bombs from a height of only two hundred feet on the railway junction at Courtrai, whilst being assailed by heavy rifle fire, Second Lieutenant (temporary Captain) L. A. Strange, of the Dorsetshire Regiment and Royal Flying Corps, was awarded the M.C.
Second Lieutenant Strange bombing the railway junction at Courtral.
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