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thats the bloke on time team?saw him this week at BELTON PARK ww1 home of the "machine gun corp"very interesting too,especially the vickers 303 firing,regards minnie.
Ade, thanks for showing ! Superb ...but I have to wonder if his neighbours think so !
Prost ! Steve.
"The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)
A remarkable project; great work indeed.
(Although it brings back unpleasant memories from some 10 years back when the council decided to replace the water- and gas pipes leading from the mains into my basement, turning my back garden into a not entirely dissimilar sight.)
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.
I’ve seen that guy on documentaries on the Discovery and Military Channel on Sky, he takes part in lots of real WW1 digs in Belgium and France, he knows his stuff, and I think he’s a cool guy
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
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 !!
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
I must do that to our garden (actually the wife would skin me alive if I did lol)