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#1 WARBY

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 05:16 PM

Having visited Mametz Wood and the Dragon memorial last year and are due to visit the area again this year, i thought i would do a little homework in preperation for my visit, i take it that the dragon is facing the woods that were attacked by the 38th div, i know its a long time ago but have the woods altered that much?they seem very close to the site of the memorial, has anyone a drawing or map of the layout of the battlefield from the site of the memorial ?
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 06:09 PM

Hi Mametz Wood has a classic thread of its own


http://1914-1918.inv...showtopic=78472

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 06:20 PM

Using maps from "Linesman" maybe this will answer your question Russ
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 01:46 PM

Here's a look at the east side of Mametz wood

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 02:29 PM

Here's another Google earth map with the west side of Mametz wood overlaid. Cheers. Dave

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 07:51 PM

thanks for all the replies it gives me a better idea when i visit again
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Here's another Google earth map with the west side of Mametz wood overlaid. Cheers. Dave



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Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:28 AM

A contemporary map:

http://swanseabattal...=1762&Itemid=62

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:11 PM

Hi
The site of the Dragon was specially choosen by the South Wales Branch of the Western Front Association as it stands betwee]n the two attacks made by the 38th Welsh Division. The first attack on the 7th of July was delivered on the Hammerhead from the area of Marlborough and Caterpillar Woods, at right angles to the German Second Line!!!!. The attacking formations were enfiladed from Flat Iron and Sabot Copses as well as the German Second Line. This area is to the right of the Dragon as it looks to the wood.

This attack was not a success and a second attack was planned for the 10th July. This attack went in from the south east of the wood near strip trench. This area is to the Left of the Dragon as it looks towards the wood. The division had to fight through the body of the wood right up to the German Second line from which it was reinforced.
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