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SteveMarsdin

Thanks for posting the excellent photos Dave,

I visited Romagne again in August and apart from the sheer size of the American Cemetery (the ABMC must be one of the biggest local employers !) I am always struck by the fact that a road runs through it. The minor country road from Romagne to Cunel is suddenly enveloped in this magnificent verdant cemetery before returning to its status as a "single" track road to the rather desolate village of Cunel.

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1690philip

Brilliant photographs thanks for sharing.

Phil

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ulsterlad2

Dave

Brilliant pics. Post #16. Photo of soldier on 'rock' face. That looks precarious. Was that as dangerous to snap as it looks?

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CROONAERT

Post #16. Photo of soldier on 'rock' face. That looks precarious. Was that as dangerous to snap as it looks?

Not really... there's a narrow path below it (where i'm standing to take the photo below)...

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Guest tafski

GREAT Pics dave thanks for sharing nice turtle on the beach by the way

Tafski

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ulsterlad2

Ah shucks. Disapponted now. I thought you'd abseiled down or were using a jet pac.:whistle::P

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auchonvillerssomme

.... a quick quiz question to end... I never knew what this was until last week (when I asked someone!!!). I'd seen them many times, but never heeded much notice of them. Anyone else know?:whistle:

They mark those soldiers whose remains have been found since the war.

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bruce

Wonderful pics, dave.

Thanks for posting them....but you took nearly 3,000.....and have posted under 100.....

Can't wait for the other 2,900!

:lol:

Bruce

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JimSmithson

Super photos. Thanks for sharing Dave - shows me lots of places I still have to visit!

Jim

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auchonvillerssomme

They are really fantastic photo's and demonstrate how difficult it must have been to erect some of the memorials.

Mick

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Michelle Young

Great photos Dave- thanks for sharing them

Michelle

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CROONAERT

I've not visited any American Cemeteries myself, so it was interesting to see the Medal of Honor recipients' graves. I had no idea they were engraved as they are.

Here's how they appear on the 'Tablets of the Missing' too, if interested , Nigel (PS. Congrats on the new arrival BTW...meant to drop you an email but things have been a little hectic!).

Cambridge American Cemetery (on the way back...WW2 so I didn't post earlier)...

Dave.

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CROONAERT

They mark those soldiers whose remains have been found since the war.

Spot on. (I'd seen them myriads of times, but never been curious enough to find out until this year!)... for some reason , I find this method far more preferable to removing the name from the memorial.

Dave.

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CROONAERT

Spot on. (I'd seen them myriads of times, but never been curious enough to find out until this year!)... for some reason , I find this method far more preferable to removing the name from the memorial.

Dave.

....and here's a bunch in situ...

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egbert

Nice trip Dave. While you were lost on the Hartmannsweilerkopf, I found the underground tunnels of notorious Sudelkopf about the same time, maybe same day. Yes with tons of pictures of lost bunker systems and deep tunnels and caverns :hypocrite:

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Cnock

Dave,

nice fotos!

Eddy

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Michael Johnson

Beautiful shots of the HWK. My great uncle was there in 1916 with the 2/13th company of the 3rd Regiment of Engineers, French Army (this shortly after being at Verdun with them, where he won his Croix de Guerre and was wounded). They were preparing defences according to the regimental history.

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tim_oz

Dave

Great photos looks like a wonderful trip.

thanks

Tim B

Nice trip Dave. While you were lost on the Hartmannsweilerkopf, I found the underground tunnels of notorious Sudelkopf about the same time, maybe same day. Yes with tons of pictures of lost bunker systems and deep tunnels and caverns :hypocrite:

egbert

I hope your going to share them with us I always enjoy your Vosges trips

Tim B

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Dragon

I found the underground tunnels of notorious Sudelkopf about the same time, maybe same day. Yes with tons of pictures of lost bunker systems and deep tunnels and caverns

A bit like this?

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Card from my collection.

I agree with Tim's comment above!

Gwyn

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532SQN

Great pictures has me all warmed up and ready to go next week. I am glad that I purchased a digital camera so I will be able to post when I get home to Canada. Looking forward to going into the caves at Vimy last time I was there it was to early no guides.

Cheers friends

Rick

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egbert

A bit like this?

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Card from my collection.

I agree with Tim's comment above!

Gwyn

No Gwyn, your picture is not one of the Sudelkopf fortresses, but mighty fortress Bamberg on the slopes of Hartmannsweilerkopf. I had been there 2 days ago on a 12 hour, 10km and 600m height difference- walk around, up and down the whole of Hartmannsweillerkopf with some 350 pictures taken.

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hk1418
On 3.9.2010 at 11:21, Dragon said:

Ein bisschen wie das?

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Karte aus meiner Sammlung.

Ich stimme dem obigen Kommentar von Tim zu!

Gwyn

 

Das ist die deutsche  Feste Bamberg, der untere Bereich ist nicht mehr vorhanden.

 

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hk1418
On 2.9.2010 at 18:37, egbert said:

Schöne Reise Dave. Während Sie sich auf dem Hartmannsweilerkopf verirrt haben, habe ich ungefähr zur selben Zeit, vielleicht am selben Tag, die unterirdischen Tunnel des berüchtigten Sudelkopf gefunden. Ja, mit Tonnen von Bildern von verlorenen Bunkersystemen und tiefen Tunneln und Höhlen:Heuchler:

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Das Bild wäre dann aber verkehrt. Der Sudelkopf liegt in der anderen Richtung. Du meintest als das Hessenwerk. Darüber schreibe ich gerade ein Buch!!!

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