Jeremy Banning


Great War military historian

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Breton memorial at Ovillers-La-Boisselle. The top of the Thiepval Memorial is visible on the horizon. #ww1

The cratered ground of the Tambour at Fricourt. Fricourt New Military Cemetery in the field. #ww1 #somme

The peaceful spot that is the Caterpillar Crater. Blown on 7 June 1917. #ww1

View from Tyne Cot cemetery looking back to spires of Ypres. ....and no rain.

Whoops. Appear to have posted wrong pic on last tweet. Here are the cemeteries at Ham.

British and German military cemeteries side by side at Ham. #Somme #ww1

Doesn't look much now but in this field Jack Davies kept firing his Lewis Gun from the trench parapet until overwhelmed by attacking Germans.

Replacement bridge over the Somme canal at Ham. Original one blown early on 23/3/18 by Royal Engineers. #ww1

Looking from the British front line of 1 July 1916 towards the village of Montauban. #ww1 #Somme

Thiepval Memorial to the Missing. As ever, my clients who were on their first ever visit to the Somme overawed by the scale of loss. #Somme #ww1

Hunters Cemetery in Newfoundland Park. #Somme #ww1

Newfoundland Caribou Memorial at Beaumont Hamel this morning. #Somme #ww1

Great morning on the Somme. Been up to Serre. Railway Hollow Cemetery behind the British lines at Sheffield Memorial Park. #WW1

Now down on the Somme for the next few days. Lovely sunlight on the Basilica at Albert.

This afternoon we visited grave of Lt Donald MacKintosh VC at Browns Copse Cemetery at Roeux. One of my favourites.

Lovely morning in Arras. Been to the Arras Memorial to the Missing. #ww1

The Cloth Hall in Ypres on a beautiful morning. Leaving the immortal salient now for journey home.

Remembering Edgar too. His name on the Menin Gate tonight.

Oxford Road Cemetery at Wieltje. Another marvellous spot. #ww1

The beautiful Plugstreet Memorial. Not a soul to be seen other than the Belgian cyclists passing by. #ww1

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