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Trench maps and Google Earth

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    I obtained a couple of 1917 dated trench maps the other day of Lille. One for NE and the other for SE. I've spent the past few days on Google earth seeing how the landscape has changed...

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    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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    Interesting stuff Steve!....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    That is a very interesting thing you're doing. I once tried to make a 3d computer model of how Toronto has changed over the last 200+ years but I didn't get very far past making the terrain. I hope you have more resolve than me!

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    Fascinating comparisons. What's the earthwork in the last picture? It looks like the Fort d' Enchemont from the map. It would be nice to have a poke around there.


    Martin
    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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    it is indeed Enchemont. There is now an airport just to the left of this view.
    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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    Great looking Project Steve!!! My how time has changed this area.
    Thanks for posting this interesting topic.

    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    great idea.

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