WW1 RUINS of VILLERS FRANQUEUX taken from the Original Negatives France

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  1. morrisc8

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    book vf ww1.jpg WW1 RUINS of VILLERS FRANQUEUX taken from the Original Negatives from my collection.
    Negatives / photos were taken in 1918-1919.
    The village suffered extensive shelling during the war.
    The names of the owners houses are on the photos.
    I printed the photos into a hardback book from the negs .
    I will be going to the village in Oct.


    Keith book vf ww1.jpg
     
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  2. Owen

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    Are you going to ''Then & Now'' each image?
     
  3. morrisc8

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    Here are some photos that i have taken on the visit. We were made very welcome, we did a lot of walking to find what houses that were left after ww1, most were taken down after the war.
    I have a lot more info to enlarge the book now.
    Some then and now photos of the houses.
    Keith
    vf  oct.JPG vf oct 1.JPG vf oct 2.JPG french house 108Aneg .jpg vf house 2.JPG french house 20 neg .jpg vf house 1.JPG vf house 1a.JPG
     
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  4. morrisc8

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    At last i found and bought some original German air photos of the village and area 40 in all from 1917-1918.
    I will add some of them and up date the book.
    Keith
    vf air photo close up photo village .jpg vf air photo close up village .jpg
     
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  5. morrisc8

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    I have a original German map dated 19 May 1918 of the area around Villers Franqueux, Thil, Courcy, Hermonville, Loivre, Cauroy.
    Does anyone know what the legend / symbols on the map are for. h, i, g4, l, f, o2, g2, w3, g, m, k, ect. , you can see some on the air photo, they might be gun batteries?
    Keith
    vf map kb.jpg vf air photo 2.jpg
     
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    Here are some of the map with its symbols. z1, m1, o4, qu2, k1,n1. Ect Ect. The symbol info is not on the map.
    Keith
    vf map close up 4 .jpg vf map close up 3.jpg vf map close up 1.jpg
     
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  7. morrisc8

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    The German map shows the area just above Reims up to Menneville.
    This info is on the map , unit/ Rgt ? 476. ----- Rgt and might be a name under Rgt.
    Date of the map.
    ww1 vf german map.jpg german map 1918.jpg
     
  8. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    1st Photo of the station pre war.
    2nd photo of village. ww1.
    photo 3 & 4 of blown up windmill.
    5 .photo from a postcard .station.
    last photo same place.
    Keith
    vf station.jpg vf ww1 (2).jpg ww1 air photo vf windmill 1.jpg french Villers Franqueux Moulin ww1  (2018_01_13 18_51_57 UTC).jpg vf railway.jpg vf park.JPG vf  road railway.jpg
     
  9. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    more original ww1 photos, from my collection shows the French army HQ in a house in ruins taken in 1917 VILLERS FRANQUEUX.
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