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Replica WW1 trench built in Englishman's back garden

Article about: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...e-Tommies.html Cheers, Ade.

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    I want to do this if I ever have the space. It will cost me more in diplomacy / appeasement with my good lady than financial damages I reckon....

    Cool project

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    Funny how he has since moved house!!!!!!!...24 hours doesnt seem like very long to be living the trench.. Ive spent longer in a trench on Salisbury Plain... lol.. But a very interesting project..Thanks for sharing.. Cheers Terry.
    Exactly Terry i've done more time standing in the NAAFI queue !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    i always wanted to build a bunker in my backyard :-)
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    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

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    Oh no not Robertshaw !! My least favourite so called Historian , no doubt he was in the Officers dug out as he thinks he is an Army Officer !!

    He nicked the idea from Dominic at the Tommy Bar in Pozieries on the Somme , Dom has had a large Trench system in his garden for many years and it is way better than Robertshaws garden , if you ever pass by the Tommy you've got to have a look !!
    Oh in that case then, Booooooooooooo !! Booooooooooooo !

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    Paul E those days standing in the NAAFI queue are long gone!! Its all SPAR shops now...not quite the same....lol.....Cheers Terry.

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    You live in Landshut, Horst?

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    I don't have a high regard for this bloke....and the fact he sold the house but kept the land is bemusing......surely you'd think he'd have been planning on staying a while to go to such an effort.....and 24 hours does seem quite lame, need a week to just get a feel for it

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    Ive been suggesting this to the good lady for years, the nearest I got was a proviso that it had a croquet lawn on top ??????

    I told her she could use a mills bomb in place of a ball and a toffie apple mortar as a mallet!!!

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    Exactly Terry i've done more time standing in the NAAFI queue !!
    When I was stationed at Kirton In Lindsey in 1973 the NAAFI had to shut down. The woman in charge of it buggered off with the takings, so we didn't even have a queue to stand in! But spending 24 hours in a pretend trench is hardly the same as doing it for real while under fire is it?
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    I doubt he`s wife enjoyed his project.

    Cheers
    Nuno

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