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  • Originally posted by Blair Maynard View Post
    5. Mud, Battle of Passchendaele/Third Battle of Ypres
    Blair,
    Kindly read the first post of this thread before adding a new post to a Baker's Dozen.
    BoRG

    You may not be interested in War, but War is interested in You - Leon Trotski, June 1919.

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    • Baker's Dozen of Unique Characteristics of Various Front Sectors

      1. The Brickstacks of Cuinchy
      2. Marmolada Glacier, Italian Front
      3. Belleau Wood, called by the French "Bois de la Brigade de Marine" ("Wood of the Marine Brigade"), a mass of barbed wire and interlocking machinegun fires. The place where the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, got their motto, "Retreat Hell".
      4. The Crassiers (slag heaps) of Loos

      5. Leaning Virgin of Albert

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      • Baker's Dozen of Unique Characteristics of Various Front Sectors

        1. The Brickstacks of Cuinchy
        2. Marmolada Glacier, Italian Front
        3. Belleau Wood, called by the French "Bois de la Brigade de Marine" ("Wood of the Marine Brigade"), a mass of barbed wire and interlocking machinegun fires. The place where the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, got their motto, "Retreat Hell".
        4. The Crassiers (slag heaps) of Loos
        5. Leaning Virgin of Albert

        6. Kilmanjaro

        Last edited by Colonel Sennef; 25 Feb 15, 02:38. Reason: embellishment

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        • Baker's Dozen of Unique Characteristics of Various Front Sectors

          1. The Brickstacks of Cuinchy
          2. Marmolada Glacier, Italian Front
          3. Belleau Wood, called by the French "Bois de la Brigade de Marine" ("Wood of the Marine Brigade"), a mass of barbed wire and interlocking machinegun fires. The place where the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, got their motto, "Retreat Hell".
          4. The Crassiers (slag heaps) of Loos
          5. Leaning Virgin of Albert
          6. Kilmanjaro

          7. The trenches at the Swiss border
          Last edited by Colonel Sennef; 25 Feb 15, 02:39. Reason: embellishment

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          • Baker's Dozen of Unique Characteristics of Various Front Sectors

            1. The Brickstacks of Cuinchy
            2. Marmolada Glacier, Italian Front
            3. Belleau Wood, called by the French "Bois de la Brigade de Marine" ("Wood of the Marine Brigade"), a mass of barbed wire and interlocking machinegun fires. The place where the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, got their motto, "Retreat Hell".
            4. The Crassiers (slag heaps) of Loos
            5. Leaning Virgin of Albert
            6. Kilmanjaro
            7. The trenches at the Swiss border

            8. Fort Douaumont



            Aerial view towards the end of 1916, showing trenches and shell craters. North is approximately at top

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            • Baker's Dozen of Unique Characteristics of Various Front Sectors

              1. The Brickstacks of Cuinchy
              2. Marmolada Glacier, Italian Front
              3. Belleau Wood, called by the French "Bois de la Brigade de Marine" ("Wood of the Marine Brigade"), a mass of barbed wire and interlocking machinegun fires. The place where the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, got their motto, "Retreat Hell".
              4. The Crassiers (slag heaps) of Loos
              5. Leaning Virgin of Albert
              6. Kilmanjaro
              7. The trenches at the Swiss border
              8. Fort Douaumont

              9. The beaches of Gallopoli

              Last edited by Canuckster; 25 Feb 15, 15:05.

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              • Originally posted by tcox View Post
                6. Kilmanjaro

                That's what we're talking about TCox, great pick! I was hoping someone would do something for Africa.

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                • Baker's Dozen of Unique Characteristics of Various Front Sectors

                  1. The Brickstacks of Cuinchy
                  2. Marmolada Glacier, Italian Front
                  3. Belleau Wood, called by the French "Bois de la Brigade de Marine" ("Wood of the Marine Brigade"), a mass of barbed wire and interlocking machinegun fires. The place where the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, got their motto, "Retreat Hell".
                  4. The Crassiers (slag heaps) of Loos
                  5. Leaning Virgin of Albert
                  6. Kilmanjaro
                  7. The trenches at the Swiss border
                  8. Fort Douaumont
                  9. The beaches of Gallopoli

                  10. The Hejaz Railroad

                  Last edited by Colonel Sennef; 07 Mar 15, 04:12.

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                  • Baker's Dozen of Unique Characteristics of Various Front Sectors

                    1. The Brickstacks of Cuinchy
                    2. Marmolada Glacier, Italian Front
                    3. Belleau Wood, called by the French "Bois de la Brigade de Marine" ("Wood of the Marine Brigade"), a mass of barbed wire and interlocking machinegun fires. The place where the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, got their motto, "Retreat Hell".
                    4. The Crassiers (slag heaps) of Loos
                    5. Leaning Virgin of Albert
                    6. Kilmanjaro
                    7. The trenches at the Swiss border
                    8. Fort Douaumont
                    9. The beaches of Gallopoli
                    10. The Hejaz Railroad

                    11. Schwaben Redoubt


                    Never Fear the Event

                    Admiral Lord Nelson

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                    • Baker's Dozen of Unique Characteristics of Various Front Sectors

                      1. The Brickstacks of Cuinchy
                      2. Marmolada Glacier, Italian Front
                      3. Belleau Wood, called by the French "Bois de la Brigade de Marine" ("Wood of the Marine Brigade"), a mass of barbed wire and interlocking machinegun fires. The place where the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, got their motto, "Retreat Hell".
                      4. The Crassiers (slag heaps) of Loos
                      5. Leaning Virgin of Albert
                      6. Kilmanjaro
                      7. The trenches at the Swiss border
                      8. Fort Douaumont
                      9. The beaches of Gallopoli
                      10. The Hejaz Railroad
                      11. Schwaben Redoubt

                      12. Tigris Gunboats in Mesopotamia

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                      • Baker's Dozen of Unique Characteristics of Various Front Sectors

                        1. The Brickstacks of Cuinchy
                        2. Marmolada Glacier, Italian Front
                        3. Belleau Wood, called by the French "Bois de la Brigade de Marine" ("Wood of the Marine Brigade"), a mass of barbed wire and interlocking machinegun fires. The place where the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, got their motto, "Retreat Hell".
                        4. The Crassiers (slag heaps) of Loos
                        5. Leaning Virgin of Albert
                        6. Kilmanjaro
                        7. The trenches at the Swiss border
                        8. Fort Douaumont
                        9. The beaches of Gallopoli
                        10. The Hejaz Railroad
                        11. Schwaben Redoubt
                        12. Tigris Gunboats in Mesopotamia


                        13. The East African Campaign.

                        [The longest campaign of the war. It involved and affected many of the native inhabitants, but in the end it wasn't about them, it was about Empires.

                        An old African saying:
                        'When two bulls clash, the grass suffers.']

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                        • Wooden Wonder,

                          You have the right to nominate the theme of the next Baker's Dozen.
                          BoRG

                          You may not be interested in War, but War is interested in You - Leon Trotski, June 1919.

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                          • Bakers Dozen of Interesting and/or Little Known Facts about WWI.


                            1. Western Front Explosion heard 140 miles away.

                            [The British Prime Minister in Downing Street, heard the sound of the Massines Ridge blast.]

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                            • Bakers Dozen of Interesting and/or Little Known Facts about WWI.


                              1. Western Front Explosion heard 140 miles away.

                              2. Fodder was the number one import to France during the war

                              Last edited by McMax; 23 Mar 15, 17:42.

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                              • Gents, see the rules in post # 1.
                                You need to post a picture as well not just text.

                                BoRG

                                You may not be interested in War, but War is interested in You - Leon Trotski, June 1919.

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