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Some aerial photographs, 1918

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    As mentioned in a previous thread, the Post Office was kept busy this week.

    I received these three aerial photos of: Boiry-Bequerelle [sic]; 'Weisses-Loch' and Cressy-Omencourt. All are approximately 180x130mm.

    I find the detail provided, notably of the trench lines, absolutely fascinating.

    One has to wonder how anyone could have survived.

    Cheers
    Tim
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    Amazing, the bomb and shell craters! There hardly seems to be a clear square foot of land without one.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    I could study those for hours. I take it they are original? I did not know that such photos were available.

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    Hi Spitace

    Well, let me put it this way. I believe that they are period produced photos. I certainly purchased them as such.

    They appear to have been in a photo album - each corner has a slight triangular crease.

    I have not done a blacklight test though - getting one tomorrow, and while I know it is not foolproof, it will give me ease of mind.

    Having said all this, the seller has stated in writing that he will give a refund for 3 months after the purchase and will pay any expense incurred in testing. I know that this is not necessarily a guarantee, but it does make me feel a little better.

    If anyone has even the slightest concern about the authenticity, please let me know poste haste.

    I will post a few more that I do have concerns about in another thread a little later - probably tomorrow.

    Cheers
    Tim

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    I don't think that there can be even the slightest doubt, they are real. Well done.

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    Look 100 percent mate..good purchase

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    Thanks gents - appreciate the comments.

    Tim

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    Great period pics. Congrats.

    Quote by Allegra View Post
    As mentioned in a previous thread, the Post Office was kept busy this week.

    I received these three aerial photos of: Boiry-Bequerelle [sic]; 'Weisses-Loch' and Cressy-Omencourt. All are approximately 180x130mm.

    I find the detail provided, notably of the trench lines, absolutely fascinating.

    One has to wonder how anyone could have survived.

    Cheers
    Tim
    I was reminded by Ernst Jünger's 'In Stahlgewittern.'
    He describes WWI warfare and it is indeed a wonder anybody survived (though Jünger revelled in the warfare)

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    Hi Scout

    Thanks for the 'heads up' on the book - getting the Penguin English language version from Amazon. It's a damned pity my German is so poor because I found the original on Project Gutenberg for free...

    I have always loved All Quiet on the Western Front since my first read of it when I was in Year 9. I recently found the original version (much better than the remake) of the film on iTunes.

    Cheers

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    Great news Ladies and Gentlemen.

    I have just been able to pick up the aerial photo of 'Weisses-Loch' - dated the 20th April - the day prior to the second photo shown above. The difference in the landscape is simply staggering. I will post as soon as I have it in hand - though here is a bit of a teaser...

    Cheers
    Tim

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