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Trench map Rue de Bois near Bois Grenier


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Does anyone have a copy of the above by any chance. I'm trying to get hold of a picture plate 28 on page 57 which shows a railway culvert or ditch near to the Rue Du Bois where my grandfather was wounded and taken prisoner on the 24th October 1914.

If anyone is able to do that for me, my email address is pal@loseby.co.uk

Many thanks

Paul

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I actually bought the Kindle version from Amazon. If you are thinking of doing that, don't. Whilst you can read the text, you can't make out any of the writing on the maps or pictures.

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Does anyone have a copy of the above by any chance. I'm trying to get hold of a picture plate 28 on page 57 which shows a railway culvert or ditch near to the Rue Du Bois where my grandfather was wounded and taken prisoner on the 24th October 1914.

Paul...

I think it might actually be Chasseaud's 'Topography of Armageddon' book that you are needing for that reference?

Dave

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Many thanks for that Dave - I appreciate it. I did get the Kindle version of the other book but it was terrible as you just couldn't read the print on the maps. Looking at the cost of the Topography book, I think it may be a search of the libraries as I was only after the one picture.

I do appreciate your help though

Regards

Paul

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I'm not sure which culvert it would be (the rue du Bois is quite long with at least 3 distinct culverts), but the one shown in square 10b on this July 1915 trench map (the first true trench map printed for this area... likely to be the one in Chasseaud's book?) is the nearest to the frontline that I can immediately see ...

Dave

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...or (as you mention a railway), would it be this Rue du Bois? ...

Dave

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Yes I think that must be the one with the railway on it Dave. Thank you. I don't suppose you know the exact location do you as I can't make out the roads etc. Also I wanted to thank everyone for their help. I do really appreciate it

Kindest regards

Paul

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Maybe this simpler view from a year later will be easier to 'read'? ...

Dave

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...and here's a modern IGN map of the area overlaid with the two front-lines...

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...a wider view to assist in getting your bearings...

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I have the book "Topography of Armageddon" and, indeed, this map is on page 57.

In the book it is reproduced in black & white, and contains no more detail than the colour ones Croonaert has supplied.

You're much better off with what he has given you!

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