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Martinpuich September 1916 - Park Alley location

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delta

Grateful if some-one could provide a map image showing Park Alley at Martinpuich.

From a description in Pidgeon's "Tanks on the Somme", this trench was from the Northern edge of the village to 26th Avenue.

There are two such trenches shown on my copy, both to the west of Mill Lane but sadly neither are named

 

Many thanks (and a Happy Christmas)

 

 

 

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laughton

My maps show Park Alley in Loos and Push Alley immediately north of Martinpuich (wo297_1505).

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Don Regiano

I've just acquired this book so haven't read it yet but if you are referring to the map on pages 32-33, it is Push Alley and basically is the red line running SW to NE on the attached (running through the "u" in Martinpuich.Martinpuich.jpg

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delta

Thank you both

 

Don Regiano - what is the book to which you refer?

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laughton

If that means that was correct, here is a snip from the trench map:

 

Trench Map Atlas

57dSE2&57cSW1 Le Sars Edition 2F OS 1916 Trench COrrection Date B:24/9/16; G:24/9/16 wo297_1505.ecw

 

2s27dpxh9n53o1u6g.jpg

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Don Regiano
4 hours ago, delta said:

Thank you both

 

Don Regiano - what is the book to which you refer?

Hi Delta.

 

The one you were referring to - "Tanks on the Somme" by Trevor Pidgeon.  Laughton has given you the associated trench map.  The trench is also shown in volume 2 of Trevor Pidgeon's "The Tanks at Flers".

 

Regards.

 

Reg

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delta

Thank you, I was trying to identify the name of the trenches to the east (running north-south)

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