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Bois De La Maison Blanche, Arras


Roger H
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I am trying to find Bois De La Maison Blanche near Arras. I think I have tracked it down to south of the D919 (on the road from Arras to Bailleul-Sir- Berthoult) near a German Cemetery and a railway line. Excuse the pun, but am I on the right track? If anyone has more detail it would be appreciated.

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You are dead on Roger

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and the modern map

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Thanks to Linesman for the help in showing this.

Jim

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Jim

Thanks - again!

Roger

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Maison Blanche from the west side of the railway line and the German cemetery. There are 21,000 buried in the central unmarked area. the photos were taken 28/3/2008.

Bob

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Bob

Thank you. Good to put a picture to a map!

Roger

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  • 1 year later...

In March 1916, the 6th Black Watch were in the " La Maison Blanche " area. ( The Labyrinth )

Is this the same Maison Blanche?

And

Are these coordinates anywhere close to the area, 50°19'13.06"N 2°49'2.58"E ?

Cheers Mike

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Clearly a lot of White Houses in those days Mike. The Maison Blanche that the wood was named after used to be on the main road just after the junction down to Roclincourt, before you get to Bailleul Road East.

Jim

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