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Inside the tunnels of the Somme battlefield.

Discussion in 'General Exploring Chat Forum' started by troglodyte, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. troglodyte

    troglodyte Cave Dweller
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    Just noticed this on the BBC website and thought I'd share it.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19839827

     

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  2. pantomime horse

    pantomime horse Nay Nay and thrice Nay
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    8 kilometres of tunnels
    would be fun to explore
     
  3. Leeds(Ex)plorer

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    I feel a France trip coming on
     
  4. pirate

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    So essentially they are exploring a war grave,I think they should leave it well alone......as for getting tourists down there ! I thought the somme was muddy farmers fields I'm surprised that any of the tunnels remain.I watched a documentary last year where they were trying to excavate a large flamethrower and the trenches just kept collapsing as they tried to get lower down,too much unstable mud/sand
     
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    It's not a war grave just because someone was killed there. Half of London and other major cities would be out of bounds, and the English Channel, and most of Northern France, Europe and Russia (land and cities).
     
  6. pirate

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    Yeh I understand that it was more that they are searching out these 28 men,I've just read the extra bit and they say they are leaving the soldiers where they lay entomed and just exploring the other sections.:thumb
     
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    Caught a bit of this on telly last night, looks bloody awesome, would make one hall of an explore...
     
  8. WhoDaresWins

    WhoDaresWins Let's do this
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    There a lots of tunnels underneath the battlefields. Most still accessible to a select few.
     
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