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notes on aeirial recconaisance photos


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HI,

I have just recieved some aerial photos (along with other real exciting stuff that can wait for the moment :D )

I would like to locate their positions on the ground/ trench map.

Firstly the notes (in bold) on one of the photos...

4B 566

15.5.18. 1130

27.X16.17.22.23

?

Date and time

either strange map or photo ref?

and on another

4B 477

14.5.18. 11.

36A-E17.18.23.24

?

date and time (11am)

map 36A.... strange ref?

Also there is a line that looks like this

-|------------------

I assume that it indicates north but which end is north??

This should help me track the location down. Or I can post here and make it a competition? :)

Regards

Leigh

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4B 566: i think it's the reference of this picture (not sure !) or 566meters from the ground ???.

15.5.18. 1130: date and hour

36A-E17.18.23.24: reference map trenches sheet 36A Square (E17) 18.23.24.

I have the same notes on my aerial photos collection !.

Regards. Laurent.

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Thanks for that guys.

A couple of things confirming what I thought and a few other enlightenments too.

27.X16.17.22.23

what map section will this be then ? I dont remember seeing a 27x. 27 East on the 10,000 scale maps covers Hazebrouck to Poperinge. Here is the image just for referance

Regards

Leigh

North is to the left of the image.

post-4-1096491265.jpg

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Just read this page again on the western front

reading trench maps

And it seems there was the other method of numbering which does indeed include an X.

I will investigate further.

L.

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Found it :)

It is the road (933) going west out of Meteren towards Bailleul.

Leigh.

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