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Deinze - Belgium KOSB 1945 (a photographic longshot!)

Article about: Hi everyone, My father and I recently found some photographs of my grandad that had been "misplaced" for years. Like a happy little schoolboy i have been piecing them together with

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    Hi everyone, My father and I recently found some photographs of my grandad that had been "misplaced" for years.
    Like a happy little schoolboy i have been piecing them together with locations and dates ect, most are post 45 in palestine as he served with the 1st batt, of the KOSB.

    A couple of them are taken in Deinze belgium at the tail end of 45.
    I have been on google street view and found the cafe mentioned to the reverse of this particular picture (and on a postcard that was with it) "cafe cassino" on the corner of tolpoortstraat, i know its a long shot but i would dearly love to be able to work out which street this photo was taken on.

    I wondered if anyone lived in the area (or knew anyone that does) and recognised any of the buildings,
    Like i said, long shot!

    thanks for taking the time to read this!
    Ed

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    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    cant help but good luck mate,sure someone on here will know tho

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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Thankyou Stuka, yes you may be right?
    i wondered if it was the one in the postcard attached below, that was tucked in with the pictures, as the name is YDE?
    probably a stupid question, but was YDE a common surname?

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    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    First time I see that name! Not common, but that can be very different for the region of Deinze.
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Quote by stuka f View Post
    First time I see that name! Not common, but that can be very different for the region of Deinze.
    Stuka, I have just realised that your image fits exactly next to the postcard i have meaning they are adjacent buildings!, and when i checked on google street view they are still there!
    Then i realised that my photo with my grandfather marching fits next to yours on the other side!!!!!

    I wish my photoshopping was better but you can see what i mean!!

    Thankyou soooooooo much!!! just the pointer i needed! i owe you a few beers!

    SO it looks like the street is tolpoortstraat after all!
    AMAZING!

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    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Glad I could be of any help!
    These searches are always so rewarding when coming to a good end!
    cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    you are a star!
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    just as a side note, it also looks like he may be sitting in the doorway of the "cafe casino" that you pointed me to here too:

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    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Don't think so! The doors are no pub doors.
    Pub doors have see thru windows, these have probably wrought iron, judging by the style.
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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