Friday, 14 November 2014

Holiday Snaps

I went to France with the wife and kids and in between visiting Paris and Euro Disney I managed to take in a couple of military sites.

Firstly I visited the battlefield of Fontenoy. A battle I have fought on a number of occasions but never visited.

There is a factory which limits what can be seen but there is a small board by the local cemetery.

There are also a couple of plaques on the cemetery wall.

The village of Fontenoy today. From the this photo you can see that the French positions that ran from Fontenoy to the Bois D'Eu was on slightly higher ground than  the British. Enough perhaps to give the French a tactical advantage.