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WW1 - Loos - Tower Bridge - pithead gear towers
WW1, Loos 'Tower Bridge' - the name given to a pair of pithead gear towers here (also sometimes known as 'Crystal Palace'). Men from the Black Watch and the Cameron Highlanders reached this location between 7 and 8am on the morning of the 25th of September 1915 - around an hour after the infantry advance had commenced. An article in The Times on the 'Vanishing Front' published in October 1923 reported that the town of Loos was (by then) practically rebuilt, with a "stumpy" building having replaced the 'Crystal Palace'. Date: circa 1914
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection