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Remembered Today:

Tented Camp possibly Salisbury plain


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Um. My first reaction was that it might be a pre-WWI photo taken from Beacon Hill of Sling Camp (adjoining Bulford Camp). But I can't see any sign of the railway line that extended from Bulford Station to Sling (though admittedly it's not always discernable in other photos). And I can't recall ever noticing on cards of the two camps those rugby goalposts on the right, nor what appears to be a row of huts to the left.

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Just glanced through my postcards and here's one that is postmarked  September 11, 1914:

492938_SlingCamp.jpg.9f09deb9010fd62d5037ec7bc1bdcda6.jpgThere seems to be far more countryside beyond the tents than in the OP's photo. Looking at this again, I suspect that it may be an aerial photo, perhaps taken from one of the balloons that featured in army manoeuvres before the war.

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