SJ9718 : Uncovering the Messines Ridge

taken 4 years ago, near to Brocton, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Uncovering the Messines Ridge
Uncovering the Messines Ridge
'Operation Kiwi' will uncover a scale model of the trench network on Messines Ridge built by the New Zealand Rifle Brigade when the unit was stationed at Brockton Camp during the Great War.

The New Zealand Division captured the Messines Ridge in June 1917. The model was used for training and may be the only surviving detailed model of a trench system from the Great War.
Army Camps on Cannock Chase
For more information on the First World War camps on Cannock Chase see
John M's article on Geograph LinkExternal link
and on Staffordshire Past Track LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 25 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Thursday, 26 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military  Moorland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9784 1897 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.0993N 2:2.0072W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9782 1896
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Military Artifacts  Great War  Cannock Chase 

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