2014

SK0015 : The 'Thin Red Line' on the D of E campsite at Marquis Drive

taken 10 years ago, 3 km from Hednesford, Staffordshire, England

The 'Thin Red Line' on the D of E campsite at Marquis Drive
The 'Thin Red Line' on the D of E campsite at Marquis Drive
Re-enactors from the 'Diehards' dressed as the Home Service Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment of the early 1880s post Cardwell Reforms using their Martini Henry rifles as they withdraw from the fight. Cannock Chase was used for large scale military manoeuvres throughout the Victorian period and was home to two large training camps during 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 Link
and on Staffordshire Past Track LinkExternal link


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Geographical Context: Sport, Leisure Heath, Scrub Primary Subject: Campsite other tags: WWI WW1 Commemoration Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Large Training Camps during the Great [7] ·
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Photographer
John M   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 16 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 16 August, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0057 1518 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:44.0553N 1:59.5798W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0054 1520
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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