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There's film footage of it as well.

January 1 2008 at 1:44 AM
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Response to Messines Model (sort of back to front modelling question)

I've seen it many a time on documentary's of the war and on the battles of Messines and Passchendale in particular.
Problem is, I don't know any specific reference for it and the only thing I can suggest is you could try the Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial or the Canadian Memorial to see what they have got.
My only concern there is sometimes it isn't cheap to by images from them, and film footage even more so.
It's also a shot in the dark to sometimes grab a couple of cheap generic DVD documentary's on the war. They can sometimes be cheap and nasty but occasionally you can strike gold.
I've just grabbed a 6 DVD set for $30 that includes a snippets of interviews with original BEF survivors filmed probably in the 60's by the quality of the footage. But it's incredibly interesting to hear it from men who fought at Mons, Le Cateau and First Ypres as well as from Edward Spears who was the Liaison Officer assigned to try and coordinate between the BEF and the French.
I've read a few times of his account of the first meeting between Sir John French and Lanrezac.
Not the highlight of relationships between coalition armies!
So you can try that.
HTH

 
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