Location of Laar Farm, Elst, Netherlands

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  1. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

    Marije, thank you for sharing your photos.
     
  2. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

    The reason I started this thread is because I have been researching Cpl L Timbrell of the 5th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. I am still researching this soldiers war however I recently uploaded a short piece to my website.

    Cpl Leslie Herbert Timbrell - Chippenham 1939-1945
     
  3. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

  4. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

    Thanks, Philip.
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Just checked GoogleEarth, we had our picnic at the Kempke service area on the motorway just South-East of here.
    I did think of this thread when munching on my cheese & ham roll.
    Glad I was reasonably nearby.
    Must say I find the Wessex Div actions more interesting than what the airborne types were up to nearby.
     
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  6. Nijmegen

    Nijmegen Member

    A WOII air photograph of the Laar area (and the famous railway crossing), taken 12 September 1944.
     

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  7. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

    A WOII air photograph of the Laar area (and the famous railway crossing), taken 12 September 1944.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  8. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

    Stolpi, Many thanks for posting the photos of the area around De Laar farm and the level crossing, very helpful.
     
  9. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

    It is a really sad sight to see how this historical ground has been wasted. All the more because the 'Schuytgraaf' building project is a failure. The project is stagnating, less than half of the planned district is realised.

    Stolpi, I believe it's supposed to be progress.

    I found out this week that an area's close to my home has been earmarked for development. I wonder what consideration the planners have given to the pillboxes and other remaining defences that remain from a defence line built in 1940?
     
  10. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Don't feel too bad, we've had a real struggle to preserve some of the Civil War battlefields here in the States. The battlefields at Atlanta, Kansas City, and Nashville have been entirely swallowed by development, along with much of the battleground in Northern Virginia. In a crowded continent like Europe, things must be much worse.
     

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