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Captured, with Its Famous Wood: Bourlon Village in Ruins

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– i2 CAPTURED (WITH ITS FAMOUS WOOD) BY THE CANADIANS: THE VILLAGE OF BOURLON, NEAR CAMENAL.


IN OLD DAYS OF PEACE A BEAUTY SPOT . . IT IS ALL SMASHED NOW : BOURLON-ANOTHER VIEW.


4I ALL THAT REMAINS OF BOURLON CHURCH : THE FRONT AND TOWER.


ONCE A PLEASANT COUNTRY SEAT : THE CHATEAU AT BOURLON,


WITH THE NAVE ALL FALLEN IN: THE S INTERIOR” OF BOURLON CHURCH.


it “ITS WHITE CHATEAU HAS ESCAPED TOTAL DESTRUCTION” THE DAMAGED FRONT OF THE HOUSE.


:I “A RED-BRICK VILLAGE,” OF WHICH THE BRICKS REMAIN: A CORNER OF RUINED BOURLON.


Bourlon and its famous wood lie some four miles west of Cambraf, and were captured by the Canadians on September 27. Writing on September 28, Mr. Philip Gibbs says: ” I walked through Bourlon, where there nad been bloody fighting. It is a red-brick village, and in old days of ‘peach must have been a beauty spot on that high hill as it nestled in the arms of the forest. It is all smashed now, but its whi~, chateau has


escaped total destruction, and still stands enough to show its architecture, like a medieval house, with a pointed turret. Here and there a group of littJe old houses and tarns nestle in the deep foliage, looking undamaged until one passes close…. To-day, so soon after the capture of this place, London ‘buses drove through Bourlcn village to carry back our wounded, . . a proof of victory which London people would like to know.



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Issue 4149. - Vol CLIII

Oct, 26 1918

Illustrated London News