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Article about: Hello, I have seen 2 documentries done here in Canada..and in Both Members of the NFLD Regt refered to it as the Tree of Death as no Member of the unit got passed it alive..these Documentrie

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    Hi just been on my 1st visit to ww1 battlesites, spent a week driving round belguim and france and loved it, ive always been obsessed with the great war.
    albert basilica.
    I had to see this after seeing the pics in books


    looking up from bottom of hawthorn crater


    hill 60


    plenty more will upload when i get time

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    bayernwald


    delville wood and the last surviving tree from the battle


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    Hill 62


    La grande mine

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    Interesting pictures. Thanks for showing.

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    no problem mauser98k

    if anybody reading this hasnt been before and is thinking of going you MUST go to newfoundland memorial. This and delville wood are just amazing

    newfoundland german trench


    danger tree

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    Hi Again
    Just looking at your pictures again and was wondering what is the Danger tree?

    Martin

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    The Danger Tree had been part of a clump of trees located about half way into No Man's Land and had originally been used as a landmark by a Newfoundland Regiment trench raiding party in the days before the Battle of the Somme. British and German artillery bombardments eventually stripped the tree of leaves and left nothing more than a shattered tree trunk. During the Newfoundland Regiment's infantry assault, the tree was once again used as a landmark, where the troops were ordered to gather. The tree was however a highly visible landmark for the German artillery and the site proved to be a location where the German shrapnel was particularly deadly. As a result the regiment suffered a large concentration of casualties around the tree. A replica representation of the twisted tree now stands at the spot.

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    Hi
    Thanks for that. You always learn something new here.

    Martin

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    There was only one Newfoundland Regt during WW1 and it served with the British Army as Newfoundland did not become part of Canada until 1949.
    They call it the Tree of Death..just over 80 Newfoundlanders answered the roll call the next day after the Assualt.

    In Canada July 1st is Canada Day..in Newfoundland it is still a day of Morning.

    Dean

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    Quote by CampX View Post
    There was only one Newfoundland Regt during WW1 and it served with the British Army as Newfoundland did not become part of Canada until 1949.
    They call it the Tree of Death..just over 80 Newfoundlanders answered the roll call the next day after the Assualt.

    In Canada July 1st is Canada Day..in Newfoundland it is still a day of Morning.

    Dean
    are you sure they call it the tree of death?
    ive just googled it and got nothing but got millions of hits for danger tree and it even has its own wiki page
    Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    and this is also interesting
    The Galloping Beaver: The Danger Tree

    it would be interesting to hear from a canadian point of view though

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