Take a very close look at the photo and the contour lines. Examine the photo's very carefully. Look at the lay of the land. This is.... as it was.
pic is from the bottom looking up the lane, the 'after
' exactly the same. I have been visiting the same area for 12 years...took all the comparisons...so know a tad bit about the area. Also it is from a very well known source.
Of course if you disagree, we will meet in the sunken lane and discuss this.....you bring your photos and I will bring mine.............
I knew it was only going to be a matter of time before someone disagreed with my comparisons, even though they are 100% genuine from my library (& my travels), so I'm not going to post any more on this matter.
Should be able to tell based on the direction of attack. The men in the photo are positioned against one side of the ravine, so presumably the German artillery and MG fire was coming from that direction. Likely someone can comment on whether the "now" photo is positioned in the same way. FWIW Ypresman, I believe you having taken many of these photos myself. Once you've walked the ground and set up the shot, you're sure of the result.