Krithia, on 21 November 2010 - 10:54 PM, said:
Chaps, the photo posted earlier of Chocolate Hill, I have looked again at the original photo and transcribed a bit of scribble that I couldn't read before. It says "Positions NW of Chocolate Hill", so we are looking North west I think. Saying that it is still difficult matching up the trenches.
All - I think I have the location of the Aer Photo. Our deductions on the long shadows and orientation were about right. It is 2.7 km directly North
(bearing zero degrees) from the centre of Choc Hill. The centre of the Aer photo is 40°19'4.00"N 26°16'38.19"E very close to the site of Dublin Castle. Trenches C 53 to C 58 and parts of Q1 and Q2 run roughly across the NE corner of the photo. This centre equates to British Map 1:10,000 Sheet 118 Grid Square L8. Doing the overlay and fading in and out there is an excellent fit. I can get a fix on over 50 features - fields, boundaries, tracks, deres, treelines etc. There is little doubt in my my that this is the correct place. Context 3D photo to follow.Regards MG