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Mine tower

The entrance to the collieries, the coal mine and its associated structures, at Loos. It made an excellent observation post for German soldiers. British soldiers referred to this one as "Tower Bridge" for its resemblance to that bridge in London.
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44. La Grande Guerre 1914-15-16 - Loos (P.-de-C.)
L'entrée des Charbonnages.
Tower Bridge
Visé Paris 44 A.R.
44. The Great War 1914-15-16 - Loos (Pas-de-Calais)
The entrance to the collieries.
Tower Bridge
Referred Paris 44 A.R.
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A. Richard, 84, Faub. du Temple - Paris

The entrance to the collieries, the coal mine and its associated structures, at Loos. It made an excellent observation post for German soldiers. British soldiers referred to this one as "Tower Bridge" for its resemblance to that bridge in London.

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44. La Grande Guerre 1914-15-16 - Loos (P.-de-C.)

L'entrée des Charbonnages.

Tower Bridge

Visé Paris 44 A.R.



44. The Great War 1914-15-16 - Loos (Pas-de-Calais)

The entrance to the collieries.

Tower Bridge

Referred Paris 44 A.R.



Reverse:

A. Richard, 84, Faub. du Temple - Paris

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Northern France was the country's industrial heartland and site of many coal mines. In the area's flat countryside the slag heaps and mine tower that dotted the landscape provided high-ground and observation posts. The mine tower of Loos was referred to by British soldiers as 'Tower Bridge' for its resemblance to its London namesake. While the tower was in German hands, the British made repeated attempts to shoot it down. After the British captured it on September 25, 1915 in the Battle of Loos, German gunners did the deed.

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