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Images Dated 2009

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Choose from 9 pictures in our Images Dated 2009 collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Somme - The Marshes of the Ancre near Authuille Featured 2009 Print

Somme - The Marshes of the Ancre near Authuille

The marshes of the Ancre near Authuille. It has been suggested that these marshes gave J R R Tolkien the scene of the Dead Marshes in Lord of the Rings.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Born 1892 South Africa. His father died in 1896 and his mother in 1904 - he and his brother looked after by a local priest. Tolkien graduated from Oxford in June 1915.
June 1916 Tolkien went to France and was posted to the 11th Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers as Batallion Signaling Officer.
July - in northern sector of the Somme in Beaumont-Hamel, Serre and the Leipzig Salient.
14th failed attack on Ovillers - heavy losses. One of his closest freinds, Rob Gilson, was killed.
28 September: successful raid at Popea

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