Welcome to this blog which is intended to accompany a website on how Suffolk was defended during the Second War. The blog will describe my trips out and about looking for the remains of the Second War defences while the Website will concentrate on putting these into context.

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Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Somme trip:Tue 23rd March - part 1

Started of the day with a visit to Gommecourt  and Rossignol Wood, followed by a long walk around High Wood. Ended the day with a visit to Montauban. Ammunition and trenches seemed to be the focus of the day so that's what this blog entry will concentrate on. Obviously right from the start I will emphasise NEVER touch any unexploded shells etc - they are still dangerous and this blog accepts no liability if you go bang!
The shear number of shells found today will mean a two-part blog for Tue March 23rd ( a Brucie bonus for you!)
The first photo shows a German granatwerfer, literally a grenade  thrower along with a British Webley pistol round. Second photo shows three German 'stick grenades'. Third photo shows a couple of shells with the forth photo a close up of one of the fuses. Fifth photo shows shell and collapsing dugout in Rossignol wood. Sixth photo shows part of the remaining German trenches in Gommecourt Park. Last two photos are of a large dump of shells near High wood. More tomorrow. 

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