Chindit 2 General maps, including Strongholds and Landing Grounds.

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  1. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Here are maps showing the Mu Valley railway line between Mogaung and Namma.
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  2. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Here are various "mouth agape" sections of the Namyin (Mohnyin) Chaung. The position of the Blackpool block is marked with a blue star.

    mu railway 005.JPG mu railway 006.JPG
     
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  3. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    Nice research... my thoughts were that the large white patches were clouds and the "lower" section was the original paddy fields, with the changes in approximate positions of the "left" river being from water movements from 70 years ago to the "present"...
     
  4. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    Been off playing... so if you take it that the B&W image from Tony Redding's published work was correctly identified in his research records, we can use that with one of my present day images and try and approximate maximum movements and the way the rivers have cut into the surrounding areas over the last 70 years... the shapes are reasonably close... then if you look at my "sine wave" for the area of paddy and forest... that is also fairly close... the ridges beyond this line in both images are roughly present... then discount the red-x'd clouds, as I think they are... I have no way of knowing for sure... I also have about a dozen differing hand-drawn maps of the area... I'll post my next playing images next...
     

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  5. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    And if the "Smiley" highlighting that "M" shaped fold in the river doesn't satisfy everyone that this IS an image of Clydeside or Blackpool I'm not sure what will... :D
     

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  6. Matt Poole

    Matt Poole Member

    Hebridean Chindit, I STAND CORRECTED! Humble apologies...I'd been rushing to post something in the wee hours this morning, cuz I needed sleep, and this afternoon I saw the folly of my ways. I do now see that the 1944 image was of the Blackpool area, as you informed us, but the limits of the photo recon shot were different from your modern satellite image. Some of the drainage has changed considerably since the war, too (as is typical...some man-made, some natural).

    Thanks for identifying the specific 681 Sqn photo recon op, High Wood.

    I also understand, HC, that the wartime image needed to be rotated 180 degrees from its original displayed position (text at the bottom) to a better position for comparing to satellite imagery (text at the top).

    Good job of analysis, lads. [EDIT: And, yes, those must be clouds in the '44 image, not clearings.]
     

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  7. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Well done H.C., I clearly cannot tell the difference between clouds and clearings.
     
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  8. Matt Poole

    Matt Poole Member

    Joni Mitchell, that well-known photo interpreter on guitar, once sang (about her analytical work with imagery), "I've looked at clouds from both sides now. From up and down, and still somehow it's cloud's illusion I recall. I really don't know clouds at all."
     
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  9. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    52 year old song for a 75 year old conundrum... :D
    One of those quirky issues where the song (Both Sides Now) was a bigger hit for others (1st released in '67 by Judy Collins, iirc; lots of covers) and her 2nd LP was named "Clouds" in '69 by her record company to cash in on it, I guess...Joni's been unwell for some years, sadly, and will prob never fully recover... my fave version of her song Blue is by Sarah McLachlan... thrown away as an extra on some copies of Fumbling Towards Ectasy... hidden on the end, after a "hidden" reprise...
    Anyway... it's more to do with Rivers here, by the same Lady...


    Also thought about using a notable Rolling Stones song in reply, but letting my Prog flag fly...;)


    Musical interlude over and heading back into my niche corner... on with the good work, Gents...
     
  10. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Could you three get your heads out of the clouds and keep adding to this excellent thread please. :salut:
     
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  11. Hebridean Chindit

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  12. Matt Poole

    Matt Poole Member

    They were clouds in my coffee, clouds in my coffee. And, Steve, you're so vain. You probably think this thread is about you, don't you? Don't you? [By the way, trivia lovers, that's Mick Jagger background singing on the "Don't you? Don't you?" bits of the Carly Simon song. I'd thought this was the case, and then I read it on the Internet...so it must be true. Go to the 6:18 mark for PROOF: .]
     
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