Figures 1917 Battle of Passchendaele. Vickers MG Team.

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MG Team, in captured German trench with German casualty. In 54mm resin.
 

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The figures are great but the trench looks a little too solid for Passchendaele
 
I like it. I like the detailing on the trousers. I do not, generally, spend much time thinking about men’s trousers. Although one can learn a lot from a fellow man’s trousers.
I also noticed the brass bits are quite bright - bad drills lads.
Enough of me being a dick.
I think it’s great.
 
It's a sandbagged hole, no reverting or duck boards, how solid does it need to be?
By September the dense shelling broke the water table. Flanders rain did the rest.
 

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By September the dense shelling broke the water table. Flanders rain did the rest.
That's a famous photo, Canadians near Passchendaele village, November 1917. The man nearest the camera has been identified - I cannot recall his name at the moment, but it's a French Canadian monniker - something like de Bruin. He survived the war.
Anybody help me out ?
 
The fellow was named as Reginald le Brun, 16th Canadian MGC in Lyn Macdonald's Book 'They called it Passchendaele'. I do not think the caption re Crest Farm is correct.
 

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The fellow was named as Reginald le Brun, 16th Canadian MGC in Lyn Macdonald's Book 'They called it Passchendaele'. I do not think the caption re Crest Farm is correct.
The picture was taken about 200 metres below the Passchendaele ridge and to the south of the actual Crest Farm (as opposed to the memorial).

One of the most evocative pictures of the war. Thoughts go out to the photographer, as well as to the blokes in the hole.
 

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