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Vimy Ridge


Pierre
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Hello All,

Here is a poscard of German trenches at Vimy Ridge, the place seems as actualy for visitors, without vegetation.

I wonder the date of this card.

When have the site been transformed in visit place ?

Many thanks.

Pierre

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I am almost sure that the postcard is from about the late 1920s, possibly early 1930s. It is one of a set which came in a buff cover. Each was designed to be torn out when it was sent, having perforations on the left hand side. The final picture was an artist's impression of the Canadian national memorial itself. The building of the memorial took about eleven years altogther; the trenches or, more properly, the outpost lines were preserved and grange Tunnel was opened up during periods when the main work was interrupted for reasons such as delays in the supply of stone.

Jack

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Many thanks again for the information

I'll try to find it and take an actual photograph of the same place next time I'll be there.

Cheers.

Pierre

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Trenches look too novel. I wonder if it is old.

Gilbert Deraedt <_<

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