Holiday snaps 2009 -

Discussion in 'WW2 Battlefields Today' started by CROONAERT, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    Not specifically a war-related holiday but, hey, you can't avoid it really!:lol:

    In no date order, but starting off in Calais...

    French 1940 wargraves in Calais nord...
     

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  2. CROONAERT

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    general view of the military section...
     

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  3. CROONAERT

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    British/French grenade or mortar damage to Belgian headstones in Calais Nord cemetery, probably inflicted on 86IR on 26th May 1940 (and a close-up of a fragment still embedded in a name-plate)...
     

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  4. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    Calais Citadel... (home of Nicholson's HQ)...descriptions in image titles (main entrance south is, of course, the Port de boulogne where the Germans entered)...
     

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  5. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    german trench on Bleriot plage...
     

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    inland a bit now... Cassel CWGC cem...
     

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  7. CROONAERT

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    ...the lonesome 1940 casualty at Bleue Maison CWGC cem...
     

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    The various memorials to the forced labourers of different nationalities (including German) at the Eperlecques blockhaus (plus 1 FFI meml.)...
     

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  9. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    Longuenesse, St.Omer...anyone spot the error on the CWGC headstone depicted?
     

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  10. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    Dunkirk beach relics now residing in Auchonvillers on the Somme battlefields...
     

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  11. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    Three unknown airmen of May 1940 at rest in Rancourt CWGC cem (Somme)...
     

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  12. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    On to Normandy...(to be continued)...
     

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  13. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    ...the lonesome 1940 casualty at Bleue Maison CWGC cem...

    I was there Saturday lunchtime Dave, had a picnic outside the cemetery.
    When were you there?

    ...anyone spot the error on the CWGC headstone depicted?

    There were no Aiborne units in 1940.
    ???
     
  14. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I was in Cassel on the 6th.....Like ships passing in the night :)
     
  15. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    ...the lonesome 1940 casualty at Bleue Maison CWGC cem...
    I almost took a photo of that headstone for you Dave.
    I see I didn't need to.

    Here's my youngest at the same cemetery.
    [​IMG]

    Saw this Wilts Regt chap there, turns out he died in a training accident.

    [​IMG]

    CWGC :: Casualty Details

    47470 JOHNSON, GEORGE HENRY
    6th (Wiltshire Yeomanry) Bn. Wiltshire Regiment

    https://www.thewardrobe.org.uk/wardiary.php?action=date&regiment=14&day=15&month=8&year=1918

    6th Wiltshire
    Thursday 15th August 1918 France, Nordausques

    Training under Company arrangements.
    Bombing accident on range owing to premature ignition. 2 Casualties.
    Lecture by VII Corps representation on Counter Battery Work at ZOUAFQUES
     
  16. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    I was there Saturday lunchtime Dave, had a picnic outside the cemetery.
    When were you there?

    17th, 18th, 19th, 20th & 21st....every morning about 8am (and once in the evening)! (I was staying at the Chateau de Gandspette campsite about 1/2 a mile away and it was a good target point for my morning stroll)


    There were no Aiborne units in 1940.
    ???


    There was, but not yet at this particular stage...and certainly not in France. Right answer though.

    dave.
     
  17. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    seeing as I was staying there, i'll kick off the Normandy bit with Ranville...

    (more tomorrow)
     

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  18. drumaneen

    drumaneen Senior Member

    seeing as I was staying there, i'll kick off the Normandy bit with Ranville...

    (more tomorrow)
    Grateful for the 13th (Lancs) Para memorial photos - I was at Ranville in May and missed these - glad to have them

    Cheers

    [In memory Pte Roy Farmer 13 Para, d. 6-6-44]
     
  19. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    Grateful for the 13th (Lancs) Para memorial photos - I was at Ranville in May and missed these - glad to have them

    Cheers

    [In memory Pte Roy Farmer 13 Para, d. 6-6-44]


    You're quite welcome... did you see this colour while you were there?...
     

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  20. levien

    levien Just a member

    Dunkirk beach relics now residing in Authuille on the Somme battlefields...


    Hi,

    Where in Authuille did you found that Dunkirk stuff? Been there some times, but didn't see that.

    Levien.
     

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