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Knotty

Looking back from the entrance to the small Irish House Cemetery towards Mont Kemmel, during a very wet November, and 2 years later the cemetery in summer. 

 

 

 

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Michelle Young

Moving down to the Aisne. The remains of Soupir Chateau, the iron gates and an arch in the grounds

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Looking towards Troyon from Vendresse British Cemetery 

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Michelle Young

Looking up to Notre Dame de Lorette from Bois de Noulette cemetery 

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Michelle Young

St Mary's ADS Cemetery from Lone Tree 

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HarryBrook

The Lost Battalion, Argonne.

 

 

 

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Butte de Vauquois

 

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Fattyowls
6 hours ago, Michelle Young said:

St Mary's ADS Cemetery from Lone Tree 

 

Some more great ones here Michelle; the one of St Mary's ADS is so atmospheric and also surprising as I'd never really noticed that slag heap. Bois de Noulette is another new one on me; but I never look at that side of Notre Dame de Lorette.

 

5 hours ago, HarryBrook said:

The Lost Battalion, Argonne.

 

Thanks Harry, some great ones there. Looks a bit cooler and therefore tiny biting critter free than when I was last at the memorial stone, despite that I can still hear the hum when I look at the photo. Suffice to say we didn't get down into the ravine, so that one is particularly welcome.

 

Pete.

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Marilyne

Back to Thiepval in May 2016: 

 

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Bedford house very early in the morning, April 2017

 

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And the summit of Sanctuary Wood on a VERY COLD december day 2017

 

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A month and a half later I was in Mali .... quite warm enough... 

 

M.

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chaz

Harry, coincidentally we were taken off of machinng this week to deburr components during the night. due to the repetitivity and quantity of the same item I had the ipad on.

looked on youtube for war films and came across The Lost Battalion, must get down there to check it out ourselves.

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tomisitt

Another unusual view: looking down the business end of a 15cm howitzer above the Adamello glacier.

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tomisitt

And a photo of me and my son, half way up Monte Paterno in the Dolomites. Sepp Innerkofler (famous mountain guide) led a small group of Austrian mountain troops in July 1915 to wrest this peak from Italian Alpini. He fought hand-to-hand at the summit (where the cross now stands) with an Alpino called De Luca, who succeeded in hurling Innerkofler to his death.

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JWK

The monument commemorating Lt Lasnier, 11 NCO’s and 174 OR’s of the French 1er Bataillon des Chasseurs à Pied, who died here 3-15 november 1914.

Situated at the start of the Wimbledon-style path (Do the CWGC employ Wimbledon-grass masters?) to Croonaert Chapel Cemetery (which is just behind the (not intended, I’m sure) ha-ha near the trees)

Kemmelberg in the distance, Bayernwald behind you.

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Don Regiano
1 hour ago, JWK said:

Situated at the start of the Wimbledon-style path (Do the CWGC employ Wimbledon-grass masters?)

 

Sort of:  Dorsetshires and track up to Lonsdale cemetery.  Huge machine had just started harvesting the field to the left of the track as we walked up it (and made short work of it)!

 

 

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Knotty

Must be on a similar trip, (for want of better description) Don, however yours illustrates the path better.

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303man

Taken from the Uslter Tower, looking across the Ancre Valley towards Newfoundland Memorial Park.

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Don Regiano
18 hours ago, Marilyne said:

Back to Thiepval in May 2016: 

 

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and here's looking back towards Marilyne, a year later:

 

 

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Ghazala
Posted (edited)

Bristol’s Own Memorial looking across to High Wood.

 

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Ghazala
1 hour ago, Don Regiano said:

 

 

and here's looking back towards Marilyne, a year later:

 

 

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Ghazala

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Fattyowls

Follow that as they say.......B)

 

I'm interested in the number of photos of the area between the Thiepval Memorial, down past the wood at the end of the Leipzig salient, down past the Londsdales and the Dorsetshires Memorial and on to Ovillers. There is a section which is almost featureless which I find fascinating. I think there is a good photo of the area in Jolyon Fenwick's book of the 1st July front line which I must dig out.

 

I also found one of my photos of Irish House cemetery which had the right ear and back of the head of one of the previous contributors to the thread. This isn't it.

 

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Michelle Young

I'd still like to know how the Duchess of Cambridge got to the top of Thiepval in those heels. 

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Fattyowls
Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, Michelle Young said:

I'd still like to know how the Duchess of Cambridge got to the top of Thiepval in those heels. 

 

There is a quote out there which is something about the monarchy maintaining an air of mystery and irrationality. This was probably one of those occasions......

 

Pete.

 

P.S. Nice Vendresse photo by the way; I'm sure Mandy posted one from there which I really like; even I couldn't mess up a photo from there.....

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Michelle Young

A few more around Loos 

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Fattyowls

Would the last one be Philosophe at Mazingarbe? Lovely one of the Lone Tree too, that's artistic.

 

Pete.

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Fattyowls
22 hours ago, JWK said:

Croonaert Chapel Cemetery (which is just behind the (not intended, I’m sure) ha-ha near the trees)

 

I'd never seen the French memorial before, thanks JWK. And obscured by trees is better than obscured by livestock........B)

 

Pete.

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JWK
Posted (edited)
59 minutes ago, Michelle Young said:

A few more around Loos 

 

If you turn that second photo into "sepia" it looks like a scene from an ancient movie set at the pyramids at Gizeh. :ph34r:

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And as a PS: I thought the Netherlands was flat, but the area around Loos is even flátter!

 

 

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