sign the petition to save the view from hill 60 Ieper

#1
Hill 60 Petition, help save the view! this site is of huge significance to the British Army
Hill 60 Petition, help save the view!

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Please help Hill 60! sign the petition:


http://www.savehill60.org/

A Wikiword on the subject:

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#4
Link fixed & petition signed.

Winston Churchill said of the Ypres salient that "A more sacred place for the British race does not exist"
 
#6
Fallschirmjager said:
Bad CO said:
Winston Churchill said of the Ypres salient that "A more sacred place for the British race does not exist"
It was most probably the case over 60 years ago. The most sacred place these days is the off licence.
Dipso, ASBO, Fatso, Tesco...
 
#7
Fallschirmjager said:
Bad CO said:
Winston Churchill said of the Ypres salient that "A more sacred place for the British race does not exist"
It was most probably the case over 60 years ago. The most sacred place these days is the off licence.
Hill 60 is basically a graveyard with no headstones.Not a place to build a family home really,you might even find yourself building your house on an unexploded mine,not Anti personnel but Anti Hill!


http://www.westernfrontphotography.com/main.php?g2_itemId=1471

Just one of the many Battalions pulverised at Ypres http://www.1stbattmons.co.uk/
 
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midnight said:
Just one of the many Battalions pulverised at Ypres http://www.1stbattmons.co.uk/
Fatalities from the 1st Bn. Monmouthshire Regiment in a single day. Apparently the list is not complete:

2811 Rfn Ashcroft Wilfred 08/05/1915
2283 Pte Ayliffe Norman 08/05/1915
2468 Rfn Bailey Victor 08/05/1915
1623 Pte Baiss Frederick 08/05/1915
1283 Pte Beasley Bert 08/05/1915
2172 Pte Berry James 08/05/1915
2113 Pte Blackmore William 08/05/1915
1887 Pte Blight Audley 08/05/1915
1277 L/Cpl Bosworth Arthur Richard 08/05/1915
2198 L/Cpl Bowen Courtney 08/05/1915
159 Cpl Brown Robert William 08/05/1915
2486 Pte Cheek Ernest 08/05/1915
2025 Pte Clark Charles 08/05/1915
2197 Pte Cloud Sidney Thomas 08/05/1915
1825 Pte Cole William George 08/05/1915
2033 Pte Coombes Arthur James 08/05/1915
2026 Cpl Counsell Thomas Henry 08/05/1915
1417 Cpl Curtis Thomas 08/05/1915
1684 Pte Dade John 08/05/1915
251 Sgt Davies Thomas Courtney 08/05/1915
1497 Pte Davies Gomer 08/05/1915
1713 Pte Davies Rowland 08/05/1915
1922 Pte Davies Mathew 08/05/1915
2939 Rfn Dawes William Albert James 08/05/1915
2134 Pte Dick William James 08/05/1915
2621 Rfn Duckham Stanley 08/05/1915
2116 Pte Edmunds Herbert Arthur 08/05/1915
2480 Pte Edwards William Reginald 08/05/1915
1895 Pte Evans David 08/05/1915
856 Pte Field David 08/05/1915
2460 Rfn Flook Harry 08/05/1915
1663 Pte Foley John 08/05/1915
2612 Pte Francis Edgar Charles 08/05/1915
2194 Cpl Garbutt William 08/05/1915
71 CSM Gardner Harold Joseph 08/05/1915
1512 Pte Gardner Albert 08/05/1915
2425 Pte Gill Bertram Walter 08/05/1915
2208 Pte Gray James Albert 08/05/1915
1601 Pte Grenville Patrick 08/05/1915
1808 L/Cpl Griffiths Thomas Henry 08/05/1915
1445 Sgt Harvey Charles Vincent 08/05/1915
790 Sgt Hearder Kirk 08/05/1915
2348 Pte Hill Sydney 08/05/1915
384 Buglr Hillman Thomas John 08/05/1915
2415 Pte Hillman James 08/05/1915
1767 Pte Hobbs Charles William 08/05/1915
2393 Pte Holbrook Richard George 08/05/1915
2267 L/Cpl Howells Trevor L Rees 08/05/1915
2655 Rfn Howells James Merlin 08/05/1915
646 L/Cpl Hughes Hugh 08/05/1915
1103 Pte Hughes Richard 08/05/1915
1901 Pte Humphries Thomas 08/05/1915
2087 Pte Hyde George Harry 08/05/1915
1991 Pte James Hector 08/05/1915
2162 L/Cpl James Alfred John 08/05/1915
2375 Pte Jenkins William John 08/05/1915
766 Cpl John William 08/05/1915
1082 Pte Johnson Percy 08/05/1915
1085 Pte Jones David 08/05/1915
1147 Pte Jones William 08/05/1915
1710 Pte Jones David Thomas 08/05/1915
2215 Pte Jones Ernest 08/05/1915
2316 Pte Jones Howard Gaston 08/05/1915
2277 Pte Kimber Albert George 08/05/1915
1818 L/Cpl Law Rueben 08/05/1915
1643 Pte Leach Ernest Percy 08/05/1915
376 Pte Lewis George 08/05/1915
2401 Pte Lewis Alwyn Joseph 08/05/1915
2420 Pte Lewis Robert 08/05/1915
2057 Pte Lewison William Reginald 08/05/1915
2407 Pte Lloyd William John 08/05/1915
1356 Pte Mapp Harry 08/05/1915
2027 Sgt Miles William Charles 08/05/1915
2204 Pte Moore Arthur Reginald 08/05/1915
139 Sgt Moran Edward Thomas 08/05/1915
551 L/Cpl Morgan William 08/05/1915
2030 Cpl Morgan Henry 08/05/1915
2390 Pte Morgan Albert Henry 08/05/1915
1396 Pte Morgans Morgan 08/05/1915
415 Pte Morrall Joseph 08/05/1915
1165 L/Cpl Morris Percy 08/05/1915
2402 Pte Morris John 08/05/1915
1569 Pte Murphy James 08/05/1915
2322 Pte Newton Allan 08/05/1915
1036 L/Cpl Nudd James George 08/05/1915
1463 Pte O'Leary Thomas John 08/05/1915
2416 Pte Panter Arthur 08/05/1915
2307 Pte Parry Percy Samuel 08/05/1915
2699 Rfn Peacock Tom 08/05/1915
2581 Rfn Pearce Victor Gordon 08/05/1915
2648 Rfn Phillips Clifford John 08/05/1915
2063 Pte Pook Clifford Thomas 08/05/1915
2170 Pte Pope Arthur John 08/05/1915
2299 Pte Prickett Ernest Edmund 08/05/1915
1577 Pte Priest Cyril Francis 08/05/1915
2433 Pte Probert James Melville 08/05/1915
2077 Pte Rees Theophil 08/05/1915
2333 Pte Robinson John 08/05/1915
2071 Pte Rowland Henry 08/05/1915
1579 Pte Saunders Frank 08/05/1915
429 Pte Saysell William Henry 08/05/1915
2233 L/Cpl Seary Frank S 08/05/1915
2489 Rfn Sheppard James Henry 08/05/1915
2404 Pte Simmonds William 08/05/1915
1377 Pte Simms Ivor 08/05/1915
2541 Rfn Skinner William Robert 08/05/1915
2326 Pte Stephens Howard Cecil 08/05/1915
1793 Pte Stevens Edgar Bertram 08/05/1915
2493 Pte Stewart James Henry 08/05/1915
1660 Pte Strong Francis William 08/05/1915
1769 Pte Taylor Francis Cyril 08/05/1915
1418 Pte Teague Hubert 08/05/1915
2080 Pte Thayer William 08/05/1915
1416 Pte Thomas John 08/05/1915
2186 Pte Tilley William George 08/05/1915
1740 Pte Tindall James 08/05/1915
1965 Pte Ward George 08/05/1915
1778 Pte Warman Francis 08/05/1915
1164 Sgt Waters Wyndham 08/05/1915
2169 Pte White Job William 08/05/1915
3037 Rfn White Albert 08/05/1915
2248 Pte Whitney Lewis Meredith 08/05/1915
1307 Pte Williams Owen 08/05/1915
1442 Pte Williams Alban 08/05/1915
2380 Pte Williams Phillip Arthur 08/05/1915
3135 Pte Williams Walter John 08/05/1915
2225 Pte Winkworth William Henry 08/05/1915
3112 Pte Young William Charles 08/05/1915
 
#12
Signed.
Why not put this on www.1914-1918.net this is a WW1 site populated by historians, and others with an interest in this sort of thing.
 
#13
Signed, and happy to do so.
 

ancienturion

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#14
Signed.
 
#17
Can I inject a note of caution before the (justifiably outragged) campaign bus gets too far under way.

1. Online petittions rarely have any impact on anyone.

2. If there is disproportionate publicity raised by Brits for this Belgian development , there is a risk of chauvanist sentiments creaping in. Imagine if the relatives of WW2 US/ Polish/French airmen wanted to stop people building houses in Britain on an old airfield?

This is probably best tackled by mobilising Beglians with an interest in battlefield Tourism, and possibly done via the Battlefields Trust, Guild of Battlefield Guides, and Western Front Associaiton. The major battlefield tour operators ought to express their concern via their suppliers in Ieper and through the tourist office.
 
#18
Pteranadon said:
Can I inject a note of caution before the (justifiably outragged) campaign bus gets too far under way.

1. Online petittions rarely have any impact on anyone.

2. If there is disproportionate publicity raised by Brits for this Belgian development , there is a risk of chauvanist sentiments creaping in. Imagine if the relatives of WW2 US/ Polish/French airmen wanted to stop people building houses in Britain on an old airfield?

This is probably best tackled by mobilising Beglians with an interest in battlefield Tourism, and possibly done via the Battlefields Trust, Guild of Battlefield Guides, and Western Front Associaiton. The major battlefield tour operators ought to express their concern via their suppliers in Ieper and through the tourist office.
A sensible and well worded post, Pteranadon, but if nobody raised the issue in the first place, then the organisations of which you speak, may not be aware of the outrage felt.

Long walk, first steps and all that.
 

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