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The Somme 18:57 - Apr 29 with 453 viewsTreforys_Jack

I'm off to the Somme the week after next, visiting Mametz, and various other battlefield sites, memorials and cemeteries. I'll be paying my respects to recently discovered family members who paid the ultimate sacrifice. If anyone wants me to pay respects ot take photographs of any specific headstones, I'll be more than happy to oblige if I can. It's an organised trip so the itinerary is set, but I intend travelling out in the evenings to a few sites in and around Amiens. Drop me a pm.
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The Somme on 19:43 - Apr 29 with 428 viewsbonymine

Hope you have a memorable and fulfilling experience it’s still on my bucket list but had a few ‘topsy turvy’ years shall we say so yet to get over there !!

All the best mate catch up soon 👍👊

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The Somme on 21:46 - Apr 29 with 394 viewsbritferry

I would love to do it, especially to see one of the craters of the mines they left off on the first morning

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The Somme on 22:17 - Apr 29 with 378 viewsLohengrin

For the OP: Mate, if you’re packing just the one book to read as you travel make it this one.





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The Somme on 23:01 - Apr 29 with 360 viewsTreforys_Jack

The Somme on 19:43 - Apr 29 by bonymine

Hope you have a memorable and fulfilling experience it’s still on my bucket list but had a few ‘topsy turvy’ years shall we say so yet to get over there !!

All the best mate catch up soon 👍👊


Cheers, get on it Toby, it becomes addictive, this is my 6th roadtrip, but my first to Mametz.

Definitely catch up soon mate
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The Somme on 23:06 - Apr 29 with 356 viewsTreforys_Jack

The Somme on 22:17 - Apr 29 by Lohengrin

For the OP: Mate, if you’re packing just the one book to read as you travel make it this one.






Cheers Loh, Just ordered.
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The Somme on 20:48 - Apr 30 with 304 viewsLohengrin

The Somme on 23:06 - Apr 29 by Treforys_Jack

Cheers Loh, Just ordered.


Before I forget, though I must surely have mentioned this title before, you really need a copy of what I would regard as the best anthology of writings from the Western Front I’ve ever come across. I’ve got scores of similar collections on the shelves but this one stands head and shoulders above anything else I’ve acquired in forty-odd years of collecting.



The fact you can pick up a copy for as little as a few quid is astonishing value, theft almost!

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The Somme on 23:01 - Apr 30 with 270 viewsTreforys_Jack

The Somme on 20:48 - Apr 30 by Lohengrin

Before I forget, though I must surely have mentioned this title before, you really need a copy of what I would regard as the best anthology of writings from the Western Front I’ve ever come across. I’ve got scores of similar collections on the shelves but this one stands head and shoulders above anything else I’ve acquired in forty-odd years of collecting.



The fact you can pick up a copy for as little as a few quid is astonishing value, theft almost!


Will check it out, cheers.
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The Somme on 23:54 - Apr 30 with 261 viewsThrasher6

You're doing something respectful...savior it...not for yourself but for them. They were exactly like you, me and everyone when they died. Full of so many good qualities...

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The Somme on 12:27 - May 1 with 225 viewsTreforys_Jack

The Somme on 23:54 - Apr 30 by Thrasher6

You're doing something respectful...savior it...not for yourself but for them. They were exactly like you, me and everyone when they died. Full of so many good qualities...


Indeed, it's tragic when you look at the ages on the headstones and how cheaply lives were thrown away. Looking at the world today, we've still not learnt anything at all.
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