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Travels on the Somme Part Fifteen – La Boisselle: The Lochnagar Crater

The crater.

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The Glorious Dead

A recent comment on a post I published back in January about young Valentine Joe Strudwick piqued my interest; all your comments are interesting, of course they are, but you’ll see why I mention this one in particular.

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Travels on the Somme Part Fourteen – La Boisselle: The Glory Hole

At the south western edge of La Boisselle, a right fork off the main road leads us on to the road to Contalmaison, a very short distance up which, on the right side of the road, and easily missed, actually, … Continue reading

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Travels on the Somme Part Thirteen – La Boisselle

La Boisselle, 2015.  It’s difficult to imagine the carnage here a hundred years ago.  But we’re getting ahead of ourselves.  Let’s backtrack a couple of minutes.

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An Aussie in Flanders

A strip of camouflaged canvas from a downed German plane.

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Travels on the Somme Part Twelve – Bapaume Post Military Cemetery

Bapaume Post Military Cemetery is sited about a mile north east of Albert, immediately alongside the main road to Bapaume, some eleven miles away.

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Twenty Minutes After

A few years back now, I showed you a couple of pieces of artwork by Lieutenant Hugh Mossom Boyd of the Royal Engineers that I was kindly allowed to scan and publish, and I thought you might like to see … Continue reading

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