flintman Posted 16 March , 2017 Share Posted 16 March , 2017 I have just returned from my annual visit to the Somme with my friend Tony Kirk. The highlight was Dave Platt's Bouzincourt tunnel tour which also fell on my 64th birthday. A brilliant experience giving great insight into the life of the soldiers who rested underground in this tunnel/cave system. The graffiti /soldiers details can still be seen clearly on the walls and remain a very poignant and moving tribute to all those who used this tunnel. Dave provided great information and guidance as we made our way along the tunnel and cave system helped also by artifacts found there. There are two stained glass windows in the church dated 1914 and 1918 also well worth a look. My only error was to have taken (two- as per instructions) fairly underpowered battery torches (4 x AAbatteries) which you need to get your own close/upfront view of the graffiti as you move along the tunnel although they were still performed their job quite well. Some had much brighter digital type lights which made mine look yellow/dull.I would be looking to change that next time. (PS: Thanks for the happy birthday candle-lit chorus underground chaps ! Also many thanks to Jean Luke - Bouzincourt) Great visit Dave. I look forward to going down them again next year. Clive Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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