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#1 egbert

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 03:54 PM

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:42 PM

It looks well tended, so hopefully not!

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:44 PM

It looks well tended, so hopefully not!


I would have said it looks very badly added-in myself!

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:45 PM

Well Roger, having a closer look at the 2 steelhelmets, year 1919 - I tend to say in about 10 minutes it will be ploughed over

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:49 PM

Egbert

Maybe the farmer was a compassionate man. I hope so.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:03 AM

I agree with Andrew, it looks like an add-on. Known graves would have been opened and the remains relocated, a process that went from the end of the fighting until 1923 when the volunteer soldiers involved in grave location and clearances were sent home. I think also, the fact that the field seems to be fully repatriated, also suggests that the image has been created.

I suspose that it was meant to be symbolic rather than fact.

Still a good representation in that the farmers had to rework the fields and many a body would lay below their plough. Life just had to go on....the search for some type of normality after the horror.


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Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:48 AM

Where did you find this,Egbert?
It is not the best photoshop I have seen.Awfully flat for Soissons

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:29 AM

Where did you find this,Egbert?
It is not the best photoshop I have seen.Awfully flat for Soissons

I copied the image from a link given yesterday here on free online-available books that cover the genre of cleaning up the battlefield after the war. Don't find the post any more, maybe somebody else remembers. 2 virtual library books where referenced.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:37 AM

Hi egbert i put the links up for Norman(seadog) on Cnock's flanders postcard thread yesterday up around post 95ish.john

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:02 PM

Hi egbert i put the links up for Norman(seadog) on Cnock's flanders postcard thread yesterday up around post 95ish.john

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