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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr
20 minutes ago, morrisc8 said:

Thank you Dai Bach y Sowldiwr , they look even better in 3D.

 

Yes, I've had a go at squinting literally cross eyed at some of them, and it's surprising how they make even the most mundane things like a plank of wood, or a cartwheel look so realistic.

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jay dubaya

The gun carriage is that of a 12” Mk 2 Siege Howitzer. The image must post date August 1916 when 8 of these pieces were first shipped to France and saw action shortly afterwards

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr
8 minutes ago, jay dubaya said:

The gun carriage is that of a 12” Mk 2 Siege Howitzer. The image must post date August 1916 when 8 of these pieces were first shipped to France and saw action shortly afterwards

Thanks JW

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jay dubaya

Image showing the transport wagons lined up with the barrel ready to be drawn into the cradle 

 

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

That's the one!

Surprisingly few images of that howitzer exist on the net, and not one I was familiar with.

Thanks.

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jay dubaya

The 12" Mk 2 was transported on six loads; barrel - cradle - carriage - bedplate - earthbox - miscellaneous components. It was assembled by ingenious inter-connection of the various transport waggons plus some hard work with winches. As can be seen in the above image; with the carriage assembled in position, two steel girder ramps were laid and the howitzer transport wagon winched up until it could be securely locked to the carriage. A screw-jack beneath it, working on the trail platform, allowed the barrel to be raised on the wagon springs until it was precisely aligned with the cradle, when it was winched forward until the barrel guide strips engaged in the cradle-ways, the barrel was then run home and the gun lug secured to the recoil system.

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Stereoview Paul
On 04/11/2019 at 18:31, Dai Bach y Sowldiwr said:

3D viewing is a solo activity, only one at a time, It isn't possible to project a 3D image.

Whether anybody has invented some sort of scanner that can output via a 3D TV, I don't know, but doubt very much, seeing that broadcasters gave up on 3DTV a few years back, maybe after the 2010 World Cup.

 I know it is an old thread - but if you have a 3D TV or 3D capable monitor it is  a reasonably straight forward job to process these images with a program called Stereo Photo Maker (free software) into a format that can be viewed, also good for viewing images on virtual reality headsets. The only trick is to remember that if you have a double negative from a two lens camera (like those above) you will need to reverse each side individually to get a true image.

 

PS you can all make your own stereo images as well - with any camera, even the one on your phone (as long as the object is static). All you need to do is shift your weight to your left foot, take one photo, shift the weight to your right foot and take another, known as the 'cha-cha' technique. If you are visiting any historic sites have a go.

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morrisc8

A few more came in the post today. British officer [ 2nd/Lt ] and two men put up cammo nets with a bunker in the background.

ww1 cammo eng colour.jpg

ww1 s cammo.jpg

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Open Bolt

Very good. Fresnoy redoubt was built in Fresnoy-le-Petit as part of the defence in depth of 61st Division, and was overrun 21 March 1918.

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morrisc8

One more. Dugouts and trenches on the Somme 1916. From my collection.

 Thanks Open Bolt for the info.

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ww1 trench German.jpg

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Great pictures .Its nice to see how the cam nets look ive not seen too many of those, and the curved metal sections .Thanks for posting

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morrisc8

Large mine crater at Perthes, there looks like rolls of barbed wire on the edge of the crater

ww1 mine blown up colour.jpg

ww1 mine Perthes.jpg

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morrisc8

Red Cross hut at Coxyde. Glass stereo from my collection.

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ww1 first aid post hut snow colour.jpg

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ww1 first aid post hut snow.jpg

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

That's interesting.

At first glance, you could imagine the setting was hilly country.

I may be wrong, but this area is/was a large sandy sprawl consisting of vast dunes.

Which is in fact what we see.

Snow capped sand dunes.

 

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morrisc8

One more from my collection.             

 German Field gun with kia. Car to the left of the gun. Flanders 1918.

ww1 german fg kia.jpg

ww1 german FG gun.jpg

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battle of loos

good morning,


here is a glass plate taken north west of Liévin in the direction of the "pit n°16" and the "double crassiers"

 

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- pit n°16 in red

- "double crassier of loos in green

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regards

 

michel

 

 

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