Confused with horses, the men continued to bring their new motor vehicles down to the water's edge, thinking they needed a drink.
British Light Car Patrol WW1, Middle East, perhaps the Suez Canal.
LC means Mediterranean area (not Light Car).
The trucks (and the soldiers) look quite smart and new-ish, so probably early in the campaign - 1916
OH thanks a lot Burger...You owe me a beer that I just spit out all over my computer! Very funny
I thought "LC" meant "Light Cavalry"? I know that in the beginning of automobile use in the military, it fell upon the cavalry to to figure out how to use and care for automobiles.
Just my thought. And, Great photo Jay! Also, thank you Burger! (You would probably know about "LC".)
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Wait a minute. WAIT a MINUTE!
Maybe LC should mean "Light Calvary"? They are at the water to Baptize those cars?
What about the dual rear wheels on the left side vehicle? How did they do that? I figured since there is an anchor painted on the tail gate the "LC" stood for Landing Craft as was used in the amphibious Navy.
Oh boy, with my dyslexia, I did NOT get your pun right away Sheldon!
Now about the soda that went up my nose. . . .
The left vehicle looks like a Thornycroft
Opps, my bad, it is a Crossley
Burger needs to do stand up ....
He can tell a funny story with a deadpan face.
I tired stand up, but everyone said, "SIT DOWN!"
Good pick Gustaf. Model T's and 20hp Crossley's
won the war. N.
Here are some specifications on the Crossley:
4 cyl, 276 cu in, 40 hp, a crank shaft with five bearings and pressure oiling - so it wasn't a cheap car like the Ford.
"Twin rear tyres spoked to a single Rudge hub
on many military versions."
A front view?
Great picture. Tim
That is a 40/50 Rolls-Royce (Silver Ghost) not a Crossley
Hey Peter, it is difficult to tell for sure, but it looks to me like the rear suspension is not as substantial as the Rolls Rolls would have had.
A photograph of the same car, definitely a 40/50 RR, at the edge of the suez canal or even possibly on a barge. the Royal Navy used Rolls-Royce, the Royal flying Corps used Crossley, I don't know if that was exclusively but in general that was the case.
That pretty much proves me wrong
Wow, I've never seen those type of wire wheels in dually. Amazing. Looks like the exact same spot as the first photo.
A bit more of interest on RR and Fords in the war is this article from 1916.
Somewhere also there is a newspaper clipping which tells of a British commander ordering more vehicles, he asked for Fords but was sent Rolls Royce's instead which he then swapped for Fords and the deal was in favor of the receiver of the RR's . Something like 10 RR for 7 Fords ( from memory figures may be wrong but similar)