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#51 Old Tom

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:16 PM

I wonder if their final resting places will be reported.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:20 PM

The text is identical, as far as I can see. They've even included that bizarre comment from the Mail that there are 165000 Commonwealth soldiers still unaccounted for on the Western Front. Whatever that means.

Wonder who published first?

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PS Martin - your original thread on this actually started in September!

Edited by Dragon, 10 February 2012 - 04:32 PM.


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:36 PM

And not to be outdone, the Sun now runs the same story, same words. Sun.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:57 PM

At least I'm getting practice at merging threads.


The images are really interesting, but I really think one thread should suffice.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:24 PM

At least I'm getting practice at merging threads.


The images are really interesting, but I really think one thread should suffice.

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Keith, but its 3 different papers reporting........ :devilgrin:

#56 Chris_Baker

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:45 PM

And I am afraid that all bear the hallmarks of the cheap, lazy journalism that is the press in the UK today. I cannot say I am surprised at some of the comments left by readers of the Daily Mail (which, to be fair, are balanced by ones posted by human beings).

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:56 PM

maybe, but I'd rather not have my name attached to that headline. cheers Martin B

I've amended the title to something a little more prosaic...

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:23 PM

Sorry Martin

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:04 PM

thanks mods

only because it referred to something that came up well after I posted, you understand :whistle:


cheers Martin B

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:53 AM

I have moved this topic back into "Recovering the Fallen" which is where martin had sensibly started it before I began merging topics and accidentally relocated it.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 10:10 AM

:poppy:

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:41 PM

Amazing read
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:03 PM

Some superb photos of the site here on the WFA Flickr photoset:

WFA Set 1

WFA Set 2

One of the many images:
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:15 AM

Thanks for the amazing photo's, Norman. This site was truly frozen in time; one of the diggers said it felt a bit like discovering Pompeii, I can imagine his feelings. The collapsed walls still show this must have been a terrible place on march 18 1918. Too bad this tunnel is not going to be preserved completely and on site.
At least we still have these fabulous pics!

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:25 AM

A remarkable find Roel and as you say we can hardly imagine the conditions here in 1918.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:09 AM

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:07 AM

Are there any information about their funeral?

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:11 AM

Are there any information about their funeral?

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The official funeral for the 21 kia will take place July 19th 2013 on VdK war cemetery Illfurth/Alsace


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:03 AM

Hallo Egbert,

vielen Dank für die Information.

Viele Grüße

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 09:47 AM

Thanks for the update, Egbert.

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 12:11 PM

It is done.


http://alsace.france3.fr/2013/07/19/inhumation-des-21-soldats-allemands-illfurth-290397.html

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 12:41 PM

Buried within sight of a very significant burial too, I see (the first German combat casualty of the war is buried within 20 yards of their grave locations...just beyond the kameradengrab and air force memorial visible on a few of those shots). Glad they were buried at the top of the cemetery near to the men of 6/RIR 94 who were buried there in 1958 though ... wouldn't have seemed quite as dignified watching the crowd trying to stop themselves from rolling down the hill if they did it further down!

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:21 AM

Article from the Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail...lied-shell.html

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:32 PM

Many thanks for the newspaper link, the D Mail consistently publishes items of interest concerning both WW2 and WW1 such as this one and always illustrated with excellent photos. A decent and dignified burial was what these men deserved and justly received.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:25 AM

:poppy: :poppy: :poppy:

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