Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Recommended: Wellington Quarry at Arras Multi-Media Presentation

A Short Section of the Troop Tunnel at Wellington Quarry

I usually don't  like fancy online presentations, but the Arras tourism folks have put together a SIMPLY FABULOUS presentation about the remarkable engineering feat of turning an abandoned quarry into an 8-kilometer long launch pad for the April 1917 offensive. Without further ado:


  1. Very interesting, but I do not think the the Battle of Arras was that successful.
    Tom Morgan

  2. Writing from Wellington NZ. Feel really proud.