Vimy Ridge

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Vimy Ridge

Post by Temujin » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:09 pm

Below is the “Barrage Map” from this battle.

This map lays out the individual “barrage lines” and the time that artillery would fire on each line.

It was important for Officer’s to keep the men advancing “close” to this line, but back enough for safety. Each line is “labeled” A, B, C etc and their is the “firing time” on each line......A - 0 to 3 minutes, B - 3 to 6 minutes etc. Also at certain points the barrage would “hold”, firing longer, in order to allow the troops to “close up” and “consolidate” on the line before moving forward. Also, known enemy trench lines were fired on longer, to neutralize the troops in underground bunkers etc

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Re: Vimy Ridge

Post by Temujin » Wed May 02, 2018 3:21 pm

Various photo's from the Battle
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The taking of Vimy Ridge. A German machine gun emplacement in the village of Thelus.jpg
The taking of Vimy Ridge. A German machine gun emplacement in the village of Thelus.jpg (654.69 KiB) Viewed 4796 times
The taking of Vimy in the wake of the attacking troops.jpg
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Taking of Vimy another section of the field.jpg
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Shelled while digging in Vimy Ridge.jpg
Shelled while digging in Vimy Ridge.jpg (676.83 KiB) Viewed 4796 times
Looking back from the front at Vimy. German prisoners hurrying to safety.jpg
Looking back from the front at Vimy. German prisoners hurrying to safety.jpg (597.6 KiB) Viewed 4796 times

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Re: Vimy Ridge

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Re: Vimy Ridge

Post by Temujin » Sat May 05, 2018 8:34 pm

Shortly before Vimy Ridge battle.JPG
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Clearing Wounded Vimy Ridge.JPG
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Re: Vimy Ridge

Post by Phil » Mon May 14, 2018 11:26 am

Those panoramic shots are something else!
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