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The Somme

#1 Post by sofnolime » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:33 pm

A wee write up and more than a few photos from my recent trip to the Somme.
http://sofnolime.blogspot.com/2018/09/the-somme.html

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#2 Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:59 pm

Great write and great pics. Thankyou.

I was going to watch the next episode of Bodyguard on the iPlayer but that was much better.

It’s made me want to go and look myself.
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#3 Post by Martyn850 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:26 pm

Nice write up. The Somme is on my to do list. Last year I stayed in Arras where my great grandfather is buried but then headed north to Ypres. Next time I’ll head south.

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#4 Post by mikestrivens » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:39 pm

Slowlycatchymonkey wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:59 pm
Great write and great pics. Thankyou.

I was going to watch the next episode of Bodyguard on the iPlayer but that was much better.

It’s made me want to go and look myself.
Bodyguard totally boring. Could have been done in two episodes. I fell asleep it was so uninteresting.
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#5 Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:01 pm

@mikestrivens Hmm I’m at the end of episode two and getting that impression!
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#6 Post by sofnolime » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:59 pm

Martyn850 wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:26 pm
Nice write up. The Somme is on my to do list. Last year I stayed in Arras where my great grandfather is buried but then headed north to Ypres. Next time I’ll head south.
Ypres was on the list, but I simply ran out of time. Menin gate in a couple of years.