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Michelle Young

Pigeon Ravine from Meath Cemetery 

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Don Regiano
2 hours ago, Michelle Young said:

Guillemont Road 

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and on the "looking back" theme, the distinctive trees of Guillemont Road viewed from behind Maltz Horn Farm and looking over the site of Arrow Head Copse:

 

 

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Knotty
Posted (edited)

Going back to Caterpillar Valley, looking across towards Thistle Dump, as Pete says that bloody cable is always in the way😁

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Taken 23 August 2015 at 7.15, temp at 22°C, with v high humidity hence the misty appearance, we had an almighty thunderstorm later in the morning.

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Knotty
Posted (edited)

And the reason for this follow up of the Caterpillar Cemetery is that, when I got back to the U.K. and was messing around enlarging the photo, I spotted these two graves with the same details. Contacted the CWGC and Vick Piuk author and battlefield guide undertook the task of getting the graves corrected.

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Don Regiano
2 hours ago, Knotty said:

as Pete says that bloody cable is always in the way

 

I do have a couple of photos without the cable but, unfortunately, they are of the view to the right of High Wood, sort of Wood Lane towards Longueval.  Task for next visit, take a photo without the cable (maybe lying on the ground? - might get some funny looks but at least the phone doesn't look like an SMLE!)

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Fattyowls
3 hours ago, Knotty said:

Pete says that bloody cable is always in the way

 

Not always......

 

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Don Regiano
13 minutes ago, Fattyowls said:

Not always......

 

Those trees at the cemetery have grown Pete!

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Fattyowls
20 minutes ago, Don Regiano said:

Those trees at the cemetery have grown Pete!

 

As trees are wont to do; when I first went to the New Zealand Memorial in Messines it was quite on its own, the photo in my copy of 'Before Endeavours Fade' is a reminder of how it was. One interesting thing from looking at the recent ones from around Guillemont Road is that I've never seen one looking from Longueval back down towards the cemetery. When I've been to Longueval I've either ended up going into Deville Wood or the cemetery opposite, or to the Footballers' Battalions Memorial, or been drawn inexorably up to Caterpillar Valley. I've just looked at the map and I can't see an obvious viewpoint to take one from. Another one for the 'looking the other way' list I think.

 

Pete.

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Marilyne
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Hi all, 

 

Just back from "keeping Belgium going" ... and first thing I see when opening the forum is @Fattyowls's challenge for battlefield pictures... good one!! 

No, I won't sue you, don't worry... 

It's been a busy fortnight since I left you:  in that period, my Dream Team shipped over 20 million masks, 6 million gloves and close to a million other stuff to Belgium's medical professionals. The drivers of the 29th Bn drove about 40.000 km in vehicles ranging from SUV to Mercedes Actros and everything in between. In a unique action, the THREE Log Bns joined forces to individually deliver packages to 490 Belgian Veterans of the Corean War; I have stopped counting the number of phone calls and emails I answered in a day ... it was, again, intense, long and sometimes frustrating BUT, again... it was done by a fantastic team, with just the right mix of seriousness, dedication to the job and perseverance needed to get it done...including a serious dose of humour!
Loggies Rule!!

So to start of with: Battlefield Peutie!!! 

 

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M. 

 

 

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Marilyne

But seeing as this thread wants to take us down memory, I'll share some more pictures from early tours... places I did not have the chance to go back to since ... but going IS definitely planned. 

You might remember... the whole story is here on the forum somewhere... 2013, having just joined the forum, I set out on my first "Western Front Tour": driving from Strasbourg back to home in Belgium with a little detour ... 

first stop was Verdun! 

PC Drian: 

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Trenches near Douaumont: 

 

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Then via Montfaucon up to Reims and visit Belleau Wood with my friend Thierry ... loved hos the ground was littered in flowers... 

 

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And then up to the Somme where I glimpsed Thiepval for the first time... 

 

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M.

 

 

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Fattyowls

Welcome along Marliyne; the statistics of your team are brilliant - great job. Hope bear isn't too exhausted as well.

 

Nice additions and some good ones from further south; Sly has posted one from the Argonne but all of mine from there and Verdun are on 35mm and I can't get at them. If you have any to widen the scope that would be brilliant.

 

Pete.

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr
7 hours ago, Knotty said:

Going back to Caterpillar Valley, looking across towards Thistle Dump, as Pete says that bloody cable is always in the way😁

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Taken 23 August 2015 at 7.15, temp at 22°C, with v high humidity hence the misty appearance, we had an almighty thunderstorm later in the morning.

Wot cable?

 

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Sly

Pete,

 

I'd like to post more of the lesser known "south" sector (it doesn't mean that I am not interested in the British "North" sector) but looking for specific photos on three different computers is a challenge for me - 15 years of touring the battlefields, too many photos ...

 

"Main de Massiges", great place to visit:

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And very poignant place to me, Aprémont German cemetery... what a place !

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Sly

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr
Posted (edited)

Very nice Sly.

 

Here's my entry in the Guillemont Road Looking TowardsTrones Wood category.

(My sister in law's Great Uncle. His brother lies in Euston Road)  :

 

 

 

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Knotty
50 minutes ago, Fattyowls said:

If you have any to widen the scope that would be brilliant.

Well if Marilyne is joining in, might as well give up now🤣🤣

 

20 minutes ago, Sly said:

I'd like to post more of the lesser known "south" sector

Please do Sly, fantastic stuff that we rarely see.

 

25 minutes ago, Dai Bach y Sowldiwr said:

Wot cable?

Thanks, thought of that but.......

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Fattyowls
39 minutes ago, Sly said:

Main de Massiges", great place to visit

 

For a second I thought 'Le Main dd Massiges dans la neige - tres bon' but then I realised it was the chalk of Champagne. Good photo either way Sly.

 

 

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Sly

Yes, it's the Champagne chalk: the photo was taken in the summer.

 

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chaz

no prizes for guessing where

 

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chaz

New Munich to Thiepval in the distance

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chaz

Gommecourt Wood cemetery to Owl Trench just visible in the dip in front of Rossignol Wood.

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JWK

A little out of season, but:

 

Hooglede German Gemetery  (taken october 2015)

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JWK

Vladslo German Cemetery (with Käthe Kollwitz's statue "Grieving Parents" on the right)

 

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JWK

Menen German Cemetery

 

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Fattyowls

They are beautiful and moving (and perfectly exposed) JWK. I particularly like the Vladslo one because the Grieving Parents are part of the setting but don't dominate it.

 

Pete.

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Fattyowls
Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, chaz said:

New Munich to Thiepval in the distance

 

Thiepval Mill Road Cemetery to New Munich somewhere over to the right. The strength of the Schwaben Redoubt schwerpunkt just up the hill is remarkable.There are lots of cemeteries visible including the very top of Hamel and the back of Serre Road No. 2.

 

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