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#501 Havrincourt

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 09:12 PM

Yes Fred Sir Cliifs photographs are superb I will add more comparisons on the thread, I think it is a credit to the forum that you are making the effort to share here

Thank you Ian, the Somme region has many old and new photographs to offer

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 09:22 PM

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Good question, I remember seeing the pictures a while ago on a site, the photos came from Daves collection....he must have a good head for heights!

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 10:36 PM

Pozieres struck me .. I walked up the other side of the street in July 2006 on my way to Courcelette. Stopped in for a beer at what my French teacher called a Cafe Tabac.
Keep up the good work.

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 06:27 AM

Ring any bells?

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 08:26 PM

Thank you Simon, great photographs , credit to you for the original picture

These are the sort of pictures that great to see, ones taken by the troops and sent back home....kept by the family to remind them of their kins service

Hoping to see more like this

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 09:53 PM

I know from personal experience (having sent links to interested parties.. who sent links ... and then they sent links etc) that this thread has done a power of good.
Keep the sections going keep those remarkable then and now pics coming .. keep on messing about with the morphs .. the whole thing is deeply appreciated.

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 09:33 AM



Andy,

Yes, Sir Cliff is a very talented photographer. This is all the more remarkable since he hadn't touched a camera until some six years ago. It is the influence of his charming wife that he made him take up this new hobby and take up he did, with a vengeance.

I remember him taking many more "now' pictures. All will be shown here in good time , I hope.

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 08:03 AM

Top photo from 'Twenty Years After' shows Treux facing east. This village features in the battles of 1918 and is south
of the Amiens/Bapaume road and west of Albert. So we have 1938/2008, sixty years..........
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Posted 23 May 2009 - 10:46 AM

Bob , thank you for showing Treux after 60 years, I wonder if the chaps that took the 'Twenty Years After' photographs were veterans and had a choice of where they took the pictures having maybe fought in the area. Would these photographs be held at the IWM?

Yes, Fred some fabulous photographs from Sir Cliff, I like this one......here is a comparison of the street toward Combles train station

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 02:04 PM

At the moment I am with my charming wife in Tallinn, Estland or Estonia.
The picture of the Rue de la Gare is not looking towards the Station but
the Station was at my backside.

And Fred not too many compliments.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 07:34 PM

Have a great time Sir Cliff, I hope that you have that camera at the ready

Here is a view of Albert taken the week before last.......the Rue Gambetta, thank you to Chris for taking the time and effort for the comparison, nice work

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 09:30 AM

QUOTE (ian turner @ May 18 2009, 11:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Just registereing on this thread so I get my e-mail alerts for new postings (it is not to be missed....)

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 06:28 AM

Morning Roel

Here is another good contribution from Sir Cliff.........Peronne Chateau now the Museum towers, rebuilt without its windows

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 08:11 AM

Appears to have been rebuilt from the ground...

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 04:11 PM

Braisne station now sadly neglected, was used in 1914 for evacuation of British Wounded from September to October and as it was then.

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 04:42 PM

La Ferte Sous Jouarre in in September 1914 the Scottish Rifles meeting their French Allies and the same view 80 years later

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 10:17 PM

Then photo at Peronne taken from Michelin Guide so 1919 my one 2007.
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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:30 PM

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:43 PM

Demarcatio stone- Hell Fire Corner.

Notice the inscription who's erased by the Germans during WW2.

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 10:59 AM



Hi Roel, yes it looks that way and rebuilt to its original style.......

Just having a little trouble with the PC , but will be back soon to post more

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 07:23 PM

A view South along the East side of Marrett Wood, (just south of Treux). In 1918 and in 2005.
My Mum and Dad are standing in the road. Her father was in the Australian 37th at the time the photo was taken. He was just 17 years old.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 08:05 AM

Super comparison shot, with identical location. Once again it is interesting to note how the perspective of the older lenses makes the original scene look somehow 'bigger' than today's image. (Or vice-versa of course!)

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 11:21 AM

Hi

I reproduce one of Steve Morse's shots and then fo;;ow it with a now of the Railway and road taken from the path on the Beaucourt side of Ancre British Cemetery

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 11:24 AM

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 01:33 AM

Peter,

Thank you for that last here and now. The Beaumont-Hamel/Ancre area holds a particular interest for me.

cheers,

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