Sunday 9 January 2011

Valenciennes, France, The Station 1919

A change of location for today's post. Valenciennes is in the far north of France, close to the Belgian border. It was occupied by the German army in 1914 and was finally liberated by British and Canadian troops in 1918. The town suffered heavy bombardment. They've done a good job restoring the station. I recently bought a small collection of photographic postcards showing Valenciennes in 1919. I'll display more of them here soon if there's any interest and provided that I can match the locations to Google Streetview.

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Detail from the Valenciennes Station postcard, click to enlarge. I think this makes a great picture in its own right:

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