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Veermozelle april 1918


Sjones81

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Hi,would anyone have a trench map of this area during april 1918 please? I'm doing some research on my grandad who was taken prisoner with the 16th manchesters on the 26th april 1918. And I just wondered what the layout was when the Germans attacked the line they were holding. Thank you

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That'll be Voormezeele that you're wanting. The remnants of the 16th Mancs withdrew from Lock No.8 around that date I think? .

This 1:20,000 scale map extract dates from 10th April 1918...

Dave

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This one (also 1:20,000 scale) is dated 15th May 1918..

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1/10,000 scale from March 1918...

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...and another 1:10,000 scaler. This one from May 1918 (ignore the double over-print of water-features!)...

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And if you visit the area, you can find the small dugout in the canal bank which was HQ for composite 16th and 17th M/cs for the 3 days of fighting 25-28 April. Not easy to find, easier in dry weather, and usually well hidden in the weeds and bushes.

Marked below on Dave's map.

Peter

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