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The Ruins of Villers Franqueux


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Not seen this thread before. Quite remarkable.  I'm suprised anything was left seeing those air shots in post 13.

Thanks for sharing.

Charlie

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Wow.......

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Hello Keith, 

I'm actually living in Villers Franqueux, on one house which is under one of your picture... I'm looking, since a long time for an old pictures of this house but i don't succeed.

Do you have this picture or a good reproduction?? it will be fantastic.

I hope you received my message.

Thanks a lot for this memory works.

 Sincerly yours.

Alexandra

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Hi Alexandra,

                      Yes i can send you a higher res photo of your house, i just have to find it.  Can you send me a photo of your house, i did try to find it when i was there. I made a hardback  book  [ 80 pages ] of the photos of your village

                       Here is a link to more photos on your village. https://forum.pages14-18.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=25372&start=0#t16335

                            Regards. Merci.

                                    Keith

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Keith, 
Thanks a lot for  answering me so quickly!!! One member of your family have been there during the war? You also visit our village? I take a picture tomorrow ( in the day light) on the same place!!!

 

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Hi Keith, 

I've just take a picture of my house, with sun it will be better...

I don't find the perfect place to take the same picture but it's quit close...

Regards

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Hi Alexandra,

                         Here is the photo taken from the original negative , looks like your house was a Cafe. Can i use your photo . Your house looks good .

                           Thank you for taking a photo of it for me.

                            Merci.

                              Keith

 

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Hi Keith, 

Thank you so much for this photo. I'll print it for a gift to my husband. Of course you can use my picture!

Thanks for all this work of memory

Kind regards. 

Alexandra

 

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Thought i would use my AI software on it. Photos taken off my pc screen so not that good.

Keith

      

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This officer is in some of the photos , has been ID as from the 114 th RI. 2nd Battalion in reserve at Villers Franqueux May 1917. I think he is the CO. Photos of Durand Jean Baptiste Raymond.
  Keith
 

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I have updated the photo book and added colour and more photos.

Some pages from the photo book. If you click on the page it will be a better photo.

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vf 1918 German trench colour.jpg

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Just came across this post and I have to say that I love this sort of thing.

Thank you for posting.

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Just bought this pc of the village in B&W with French truck. Colour one is of the same area. From my collection.

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