AC, you vile wanker ...

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AC, you vile wanker ...

Post by ed » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:32 am

do you live anywhere near Cuffley?

I had a thought. Might be an interesting little project. But only if it is sorta near.

Historical research, no theft or appropriation of historical artifacts.

See, I have these two paintings of the Cuffley Zeppelin downing.

For you insular Yanks, it was a big deal in 1916. Fucking Huns were sending over their baby killing gas bags and
On 3 September 1916 the German airship SL 11 was shot down and crashed in Cuffley during an aerial bombardment intended for London.[3] This incident is commemorated by a memorial on East Ridgeway to Lieutenant W. Leefe Robinson, the pilot who shot the airship down; he was awarded the Victoria Cross.[4] There is also a model of the airship in the village hall. Contrary to many reports of the incident, the SL 11 airship was not a Zeppelin but an army Schütte-Lanz airship.[3] Regardless, the local football team is still nicknamed 'The Zeps' after this event.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuffley

<"The Zeps" great name for an overweight ladies soccer team, snortle>

Anyway, I got these pictures and that got me interested in the event. They are decent, the artist had some skill I think. At least they have earned wall space for a decade or more.

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eta: I lightened the images fo that detail would show up. They are not washed out at all.

The idea is to figure out what the putative position of the artist was for these images.

Fascinating, no?
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Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:06 pm

Actual footage from the battle

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Re: AC, you vile wanker ...

Post by sparks » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:08 pm

As suspected, ed has way too much time on his hands. We've got to get him a real hobby. :)
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Re: AC, you vile wanker ...

Post by ed » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:19 pm

sparks wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:08 pm
As suspected, ed has way too much time on his hands. We've got to get him a real hobby. :)
hmmm I seem to be trying to co-opt people I don't know who live thousands of miles away into pointless activities.

You have a point.
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Post by sparks » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:29 pm

It's OK ed. AC needs a hobby too. Vile Wanking keeps him busy, but he needs a deeper challenge.

DocX's Mom perhaps? :)
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Post by Doctor X » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:20 am

She prefers Irish.

But will accept Brits with real money. None of that crap with women or Dead Frenchmen on it.

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Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:51 pm

Bit too far for an old man and his fag-o-cycle, that's more De_Bunk's neck of the woods.

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