centurion, on 02 April 2012 - 04:45 PM, said:
Only one word CRAP that's Egbert in Luton. I would have thought you might have noticed that its a male tank now stop hijacking the thread by posting rubbish.
I do not think that enthusiastic posting is hijacking anything, and threads are open to each and every member. If you do not want other members to post material in good faith to your thread, then do not open threads yourself.
The caption on the photograph said ' Britannia on her Canadian Tour ', if it is wrong, I shall gladly check your statement about Luton, and if correct, I shall revise the post, simple as that.
With regard to the CRAP, at least I posted a photograph, I am still waiting to hear back from you regarding the mythical and imaginary South Carolina tank satellite " housing " you invented, that just happened to be 200 miles from Camp Polk !!
It seems that if you are caught out in a mistake, you invent an answer to cover up your mistake, as you did with your real blooper about the Canadians being British ! Why not just say, opps! sorry yes they are Canadians ? There is no shame in admitting to a mistake, I do it all the time.
Your criticism of the Hero Land posters was also inaccurate and misleading. Those posters were authentic, and were part of a series of posters that were produced for the Hero Land event. The poster you produced was just one of several that were produced by those exhibiting at the Hero Land exposition/exhibition ( copies attached ). Yet you attempted to dismiss the posters I posted as irrelevant, and yet they were just as authentic and relevant as the poster you posted. You seem to have a very biased and selective opinion of anything that did not originate from yourself.
For the record, here is an unbiased and exceedingly more accurate version of the Hero Land event and the posters produced for the event.
" Hero Land
Working with Hoover's poster collection, I came across a poster with a striking image of a bazaar and "Hero Land" in a huge typeface reminiscent of a movie poster, illustrated by J. Carl Mueller. As I noticed similar posters, I began to wonder, what was Hero Land?
Assuming from the poster that it was a movie, I conducted a Google search. Finding Hero Land in a New York Times index from 1918, I went to the New York Times historical full-text database (most public and academic libraries have this newspaper database available from ProQuest).
I discovered that Hero Land was a World War I Allied war relief benefit bazaar held in New York at the Grand Central Palace from November 24 to December 12, 1917. And what a benefit it was!
As an advertisement in the November 24, 1917, New York Times noted: "Hero Land is a 16-Day Military Pageant, Theatrical Entertainment, Oriental Wonderland and Charity Mart; Devised, Created, Managed, and Financed by One Hundred Approved National War Relief Organization for the Benefit of American and Allied Relief."
Sounding more like a world's fair than a relief benefit, "the object … is to bring home in vivid pictures to the American people some of the actualities of warfare as carried on by the Germans."
The Grand Central Palace itself was transformed. The first floor included a grand ballroom modeled after Versailles and the third floor was given over to a re-creation of the streets of Baghdad. There were reproductions of forts, trench lines, bomb shelters, and battlefields, including a British tank and a German submarine. There was also entertainment: five moving picture theaters, an ice skating rink, restaurants, bands, dancing, and shopping, as well as special events every evening.
More than 250,000 people attended Hero Land, creating a net profit of $571,438 (about $10.3 million today) to be dispersed among one hundred war relief charities, including the Commission for Relief in Belgium, whose records are also at Hoover. Hero Land was surely an amazing sight to behold, as was my discovery of its beautiful publicity posters among Hoover's trove of more than 100,000 posters. "
It is a great shame that you seem to be so mean spirited, self-opinionated, ill-tempered, and intolerant, as despite those unfortunate personality traits, you do seem knowledgeable on many WW1 subjects.
Needless to say, despite your attempts to stifle competition, I shall continue to post to this particular thread, and any others that take my interest.