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#1 Havrincourt

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 10:26 PM

Over the few weeks I have seen a couple of suggestions for "Then and Now! photographs on the forum

Here are some firstly from the Somme area, please feel free to add any of your own

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 10:29 PM

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 06:42 AM

I find this type of thread fascinating.
Can't add any photos but I hope others can and the thread blossoms.

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 10:46 AM

Thank you neutrino, I hope that there are plenty of others out there

Longueval , a bus full of battlefield tourists coming into the village....and 90 years ago the villagers gather to see what all the fuss is about!

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 11:18 AM

Ancre River Cem then and now

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 02:50 PM

This is a brilliant idea and your photos really bring it home that 'life goes on'.

I am particularly drawn to the cemetery one; from awful mud to beautiful manicured lawns, row upon row of orderly headstones and a memorial/statue. Very sombre

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 06:46 PM

A fascinating comparison Desmond , thank you for adding the view. Diane is right in saying it shows that life goes on - to think that all that time ago those terrible things happened here...and today the same places look so beautiful and calm

Here is Longueval - Delville Wood Cemetery

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 07:03 PM



HI,

like this kind of comparison very much

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 10:34 AM

ypres 1917 and 2008,
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 10:37 AM

Great photos everyone - THANKS!

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:03 AM

These are fabulous! I love the then and now comparisons. Great photos all.

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 12:15 PM

Fantastic!

Well a superb response........more please biggrin.gif

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 10:27 PM

We left the gate open this tme around

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 02:20 PM

more please !

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 03:31 PM

Please keep them coming. Absolutely fascinating comparisons.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 03:39 PM

Excellent stuff. Thanks!

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 03:43 PM

Interesting that the row of stones to the right of the Cross of Sacrifice at Bernafay Wood Cem seem to have disappeared.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 03:48 PM

Great photos more please!

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 04:42 PM

Some views almost unchanged, some changed out opf recognition.

Fascinating stuff - please keep it coming.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 10:22 PM

[quote name='IanA' date='Dec 2 2008, 03:43 PM' post='1067452']
Interesting that the row of stones to the right of the Cross of Sacrifice at Bernafay Wood Cem seem to have disappeared.
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There still appear to be some to the right of the Cross but not so many as in the original picture. Also there seem to be less on the left hand side in the current pic.



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Posted 03 December 2008 - 02:14 PM

QUOTE (Havrincourt @ Nov 28 2008, 10:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Over the few weeks I have seen a couple of suggestions for "Then and Now! photographs on the forum

Hi Andy,
It appears you are not alone with this ‘then and now’ bug! I came across this article on the AWM website by one of their senior curators doing exactly the same thing. There are some very nice examples in here. http://www.awm.gov.a...es/then_now.pdf
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 02:36 PM

I love seeing these photos too.
Thank you everyone
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 02:42 PM

QUOTE Sausage Valley.......

Looking at the scene today I feel a sense of calm as if the carnage was forgiven almost


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Posted 04 December 2008 - 09:22 AM

What a great scene of Sausage valley from 90 years ago to today, an army on the move - and today, just a track across a field, thank you Ypresman

Thank you all for your kind replies, I will continue to post more of my little collection and hope to see more of any other comparisons biggrin.gif

IanA , Paddy , where are those lads now?

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 09:45 AM

QUOTE (IanA @ Dec 2 2008, 03:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Interesting that the row of stones to the right of the Cross of Sacrifice at Bernafay Wood Cem seem to have disappeared.


IIRC, I thought there were some headstones that said 'believed to be buried in this cemetery' just as you went in the gate. Perhaps they were moved from the top of the cemetery, but I stand to be corrected if I am wrong smile.gif

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