Trench Club tour

Vauquois with the Trench Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trench Club 2016 Reims…

Victor Piuk's photo.

Managed to maintain the Italian theme of last year today with this cemetery at Soupir on the Aisne.
I may struggle to find some Austro-Hungarians though…

Victor Piuk's photo.

The Italian theme continued a little longer at Vailly…

Victor Piuk's photo.

One year ago…
Our re-enactment of Caporetto…

Victor Piuk's photo.

Trench Club, Idrsko, Slovenia, one year ago…

Victor Piuk's photo.

In the Salient

Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineer group
Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineer group

Despite the morning rain it went on to be a beautiful day on the battlefields with my Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineer group. Visited three of their fallen comrades on the Salient and two more to see today – hopefully with the sunshine continuing…

Chippy…

Chippy
Chippy

Thought I was bringing a dog back from Verdun tonight. This dog was wandering seemingly lost at Hill 304. I thought it had been perhaps abandoned but it had a collar with a mobile number which I called and it was reunited with its owner. Various Leger passengers in the meantime fed it biscuits. His name was Chippy…

Verdun continued…

Fort Souville
Fort Souville

Fort Souville – the closest the Germans got to Verdun on 12th July 1916

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The enemy did not pass
The enemy did not pass

Today we crossed over to the left bank of the Meuse and here is the statue commemorating that the enemy did not pass in 1916…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hill 304
Hill 304

Also on the left bank of the Meuse at Verdun is Hill 304 and as the memorial here says the blood of 10.000 heroes impregnated the soil…

Verdun

Verdun
Verdun

The Battle of Verdun started 100 years ago. May they rest in peace all who died there

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voie Sacrée kilometre marker
Voie Sacrée kilometre marker

Voie Sacrée kilometre marker along the famous road that kept the battlefield viable for the French during Verdun…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faubourg Pavé cemetery in Verdun
Faubourg Pavé cemetery in Verdun

Faubourg Pavé cemetery in Verdun. This location marks where the seven unknown French warriors who were not chosen to represent the nation in Paris were and are buried…