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somme tour 2007


Guest tafski

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West entrance on the defending side,away from the attacks

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Guess the callibres!!!Funny as one of them looks,all hits from the outside -in.

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One of the connecting tunnels that collapsed after a big hit

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Still raised turret for Hotchkiss & spotting,Hotch mount still inside.

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Far western side embrasures(is that the word?)

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One of the two 75mil shooter holes.

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As seen from inside & the steps to the lower level.

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PICT1516.jpgOnce again,I didnt go down there :ph34r:
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Amazing piece of the ordnance transport track,still lying in the fort.More than likely be gone by summer.

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Not sure if this thread is windind down or not - but here are my last few pics.

Guards Cemetery Lesbeoufs (hope I spelled that correctly)

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This lane takes you away from the forts down the lane that eventually leads to 'pointe X' an engineering nightmare for the French.

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This an entrance into what was one of the shelters the French troops dug for sleep or security.Every bump you see is one of these.

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The cem below the ravine of Pointe X

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The climb up to the trenches & memorial was a hike,even without full kit & enemy fire.

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Cally got to the top before me.

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The memorial,dedicated to the troops that stormed the hill by hand & fingernail.

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Gory bit of the memorial & the ridge line that runs closer to the arty/OP system

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Big drop on either side.

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Guest Trenchwire
The climb up to the trenches & memorial was a hike,even without full kit & enemy fire.

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Cally got to the top before me.

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well that aint hard is it dave, me mum could beat you up that hill,Oh and hurry up home as well my bed is getting cold at night without you :P Great pictures though mate keep em up

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OP with remains of bunkers & loads of exploded mines.

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well that aint hard is it dave, me mum could beat you up that hill,Oh and hurry up home as well my bed is getting cold at night without you :P

Ive told you already,Im a happily married bloke so,go play with yer hose elsewhere. :blink: Big perv :D

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Nice finger.

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As with all mine photos,these dont show the full depth of the craters.

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American & French mems.

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