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  • Very rare British soldiers woollen jumper and uniform remains recovered on the 18th January 2012 from the old German trench line on the edge of Delville Woods in Longueval on the Somme battlefield of 1916

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    This is a Very rare find from the battlefield British soldiers woollen jumper and uniform remains both still retain some original colour with jumper black or dark green and the uniform bit is green the size of the parts is 5-11 inches long. The pair are in as found condition still covered in Somme mud not cleaned at all they are very solid not braking up or falling apart and have dried out very well after the recovery they are perfect for display or any collection. The uniform parts were recovered on the 18th January 2012 from the old German trench line on the edge of Delville Woods in Longueval on the Somme battlefield of July-September 1916. A very nice and very uniform relic from the famous Somme  battlefield. The parts come with a A5 laminated information card. 

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    Delville Wood was a tract of woodland, nearly 1 kilometre square, the western edge of which touched the village of Longueval in the Somme. On 14 July 1916 the greater part of Longueval village was taken by the 9th (Scottish) Division and on the 15th, the South African Brigade of that Division captured most of Delville Wood. The wood now formed a salient in the line, with Waterlot Farm and Mons Wood on the south flank still in German hands, and, owing to the height of the trees, no close artillery support was possible for defence.

    What was life like in a World War One trench? - BBC Bitesize

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