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Then and Now .....90 years ago and today

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Havrincourt

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

Andy

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Fricourt

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Havrincourt

Aveluy

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neutrino

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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Havrincourt

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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Desmond7

Ancre River Cem then and now

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Bardess

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

Diane

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Havrincourt

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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Cnock

HI,

like this kind of comparison very much

Cnock

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jwp2007

ypres 1917 and 2008,

John.

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Pighills

Great photos everyone - THANKS!

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Suzie-Q

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

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Havrincourt

Fantastic!

Well a superb response........more please :D

Fricourt crossroads

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Havrincourt

We left the gate open this tme around

Bernafay Wood

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Mick D

more please !

Mick

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wainfleet

Please keep them coming. Absolutely fascinating comparisons.

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geraint

Excellent stuff. Thanks!

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IanA

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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whittle5

Great photos more please!

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ian turner

Some views almost unchanged, some changed out opf recognition.

Fascinating stuff - please keep it coming.

Ian

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Paddy 60th

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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J Banning
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.au/wartime/8/articles/then_now.pdf

Cheers

Jeremy

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ShirlD

I love seeing these photos too.

Thank you everyone

Cheers

Shirley

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Bardess

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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Havrincourt

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 :D

IanA , Paddy , where are those lads now?

Andy

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stevew
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 :)

Steve

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