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Fattyowls
8 minutes ago, JWK said:

it looks like a scene from an ancient movie

 

Good call JWK....

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Michelle Young
48 minutes ago, Fattyowls said:

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

 

Pete.

It's Ninth Avenue taken over the hedge at St Mary's ADS 

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Fattyowls
24 minutes ago, Michelle Young said:

It's Ninth Avenue taken over the hedge at St Mary's ADS 

 

Clever composition, I should take notes....

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Jockbhoy67

Thiepval 2015

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Fattyowls
13 hours ago, Jockbhoy67 said:

Thiepval 2015

 

Now that is a unique view of probably the most photographed view on the Somme. Superb. I've got several of that view of the memorial; as I come round the corner of trees it seems that I take a photo. I suspect I'm not the only one either.

 

Pete.

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horrocks

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Looking back towards the British lines and the Danger Tree, Beaumont Hamel.

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Heilly, The Somme.

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Heilly.

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Michelle Young

Mongoutte German Cemetery, Sainte Marie aux Mines, Alsace. 

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Don Regiano
9 hours ago, Fattyowls said:

I've got several of that view of the memorial;

 

It was getting a bit dark on our first ever visit there - arrival and then departure:

 

 

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JWK
5 hours ago, Michelle Young said:

Mongoutte German Cemetery, Sainte Marie aux Mines, Alsace. 

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If you told me this was the stage-set for this year's Wagner's "Ring des Nibelungen" I would have believed you!

Okay, the crosses give it away, but still: wow!

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Interested

Here's the memorial cross to the 19th (Butterfly) Division by the Church in La Boiselle.

Not much of a battlefield view, but then the town has been rebuilt somewhat.

 

 

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Don Regiano
Posted (edited)

Elsewhere in La Boisselle, the Glory Hole:

 

 

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Michelle Young

The other two 19th Division memorials at Oostaverne and Montaigne de Bligny 

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Michelle Young

A couple more of Lone Tree

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Michelle Young

A few blasts from the past..............

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Fattyowls

Second one is looking over Hamel Military cemetery towards the Newfoundland Memorial Park. Would your viewpoint be in the wood not far from the Ulster Tower? Either way it shows the relief of the ground in the distance in a way that the ones I've taken from the tower or Mill Road don't. 

 

Not sure about the street scene. The Lone Tree ones are gorgeous yet again.

 

Pete.

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Michelle Young

Hellfire Corner, view from the top of the Ulster Tower, the cemetery being Ancre British,  the bunkers at Fromelles before they messed it about and Essex Farm.

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Fattyowls

Excellent Michelle; I can't remember Hellfire Corner like that now, and I'm sure I've got Ancre wrong before too. All views that no longer exist or aren't possible and changes that while understandable are not necessarily for the better, lucky you have the evidence of the way things were.

 

Pete.

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Don Regiano
1 hour ago, Fattyowls said:

Second one is looking over Hamel Military cemetery towards the Newfoundland Memorial Park. Would your viewpoint be in the wood not far from the Ulster Tower? Either way it shows the relief of the ground in the distance in a way that the ones I've taken from the tower or Mill Road don't. 

 

and a good view of the area over which the RND attacked on 13 November 1916 when SWMBO's great uncle was wounded with 2RMLI and consequently discharged because of his wounds.

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Fattyowls
35 minutes ago, Don Regiano said:

and a good view of the area over which the RND attacked on 13 November 1916 when SWMBO's great uncle was wounded with 2RMLI and consequently discharged because of his wounds.

 

I'm hoping to write something about Albert White VC which currently has a working title of Local Hero, as he was born a stone's throw* from a well known Association Football ground you and I have been known to frequent. Albert and his comrades in the SWB attacked I think the corner of what is now the Newfoundland Park on 1st July and Michelle's view is the best I think I've seen of the ground. My panorama from Mill Road cuts the key area off behind the trees around the tower. Should have gone to Specsavers the site of the Schwaben redoubt.

 

Pete.

 

*the well known figure of speech rather than an estimate of how far I could throw even a small stone. To reach from Albert's birthplace would probably require a trebuchet and a series of lucky bounces......

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Jockbhoy67
On 26/05/2020 at 14:06, Fattyowls said:

 

Now that is a unique view of probably the most photographed view on the Somme. Superb. I've got several of that view of the memorial; as I come round the corner of trees it seems that I take a photo. I suspect I'm not the only one either.

 

Pete.

It was quite a surprise to hear this come trundling up the road with Teddy and Pheobe sitting on the front seats up top, weather was great, hardly anyone around, couldn't have asked for better conditions.

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Michelle Young

Thiepval and V-B 

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Michelle Young

Indian Memorial at La Bombe 

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horrocks
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Looking back from Beaumont Hamel to the Sunken Lane across the traces of the German trenches, 2nd and reserve I think.

 

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Interested
4 hours ago, Michelle Young said:

19th Division memorials at Oostaverne and Montaigne de Bligny 

 

Thanks Michelle,

The last time I was there I drove past the Oostaverne Memorial without stopping to photograph it; much appreciated.

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