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Fray Bentos
Fray Bentos
3155397-757768
Fray Bentos
Fray Bentos
Fray Bentos
Fray Bentos

Fray Bentos

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Unframed, quality fine art print of subject analogous of subject analogous with Fray Bentos.

Fray Bentos, the famous bully beef brand (named after the Uruguayan meatpacking plant of its origin) was a staple in British army rations from the Boer to the Second World War. In 1917, a tank crew from F Battalion Royal Tank Corps christened their tank 'Fray Bentos'. No doubt they felt like meat in a can. Advancing during the battle of Passchendaele, their tank bogged down in No Man's Land. There followed the famous 3 day 'last stand of Fray Bentos' - with the crew besieged in their immobile vehicle. Amazingly 8 out of the 9 crew managed to survive and escape back to their own lines to become the most decorated tank crew of WW1. 
Someone has made a short film about their harrowing experience.
This illustration is of the vehicle about to trundle off to the start line. 

Printed using extremely fine, pigment-based archival ink, giving maximum possible vibrancy, clarity, and depth of image.

Printed on 310g heavyweight Giclée Hahnemühle German Etching paper.
This print is available in either 12"x 16" or 18"x 24" sizing.