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Tunnels at La Boiselle !!

Article about: Here is a link to the recently opened tunnel system at the Glory Hole , La Boiselle on the Somme Battlefield. This village was one of those assaulted on the 1st July 1916 the first day of th

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    Here is a link to the recently opened tunnel system at the Glory Hole , La Boiselle on the Somme Battlefield.

    This village was one of those assaulted on the 1st July 1916 the first day of the Battle and is adjacent to the famous Lochnagar crater.

    Truth about Somme's underground warfare as secret passages are re-opened almost 90 years on | Mail Online

    cheers

    Paul
    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'am wondered about such a bad condition for such a good ground and no rainy weather
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    Dimas

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    Great link Paul. Thanks mate.

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    thanks for sharing that link,its a goodun. lets hope your post doesnt get hijacked by the politically correct!

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    Very interesting.
    Coming from a mining town and a family of miners and having been underground with my father and grandfather I understand the difficulties that those men faced. One thing I know from experience is that when you are underground and the lights go out you cannot see anything at all. You can hold your hand an inch from your face and it is not visible.
    Those men had great courage.

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    Interesting link! Thanks for sharing.

    Regards

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    Thanks for sharing

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    Quote by Dimas View Post
    I'am wondered about such a bad condition for such a good ground and no rainy weather
    The Somme can be very rainy Dim but due to the chalk underground it is usually reasonably dry , the whole Somme area is covered by huge tunnel systems and in some of the other tunnels which have been explored by the locals not by proffesionals like this they have found some remarkably preserved items !!
    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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