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Offline Ignatieff

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Battle of Baku 1918
« on: October 02, 2011, 05:09:12 PM »
Chaps

Not strictly BoB I know, as the big 'One' was still raging, but it is really....

I am trying to find as many images as I can of the distinctive and unique buildings of Baku at the time.  The Opera House in particular (where Whites would wander off to after a day in the trenches), the mud volcano, etc.

I've got a copy of Dunsterforce somewhere (an entertaining apology), but I think it may be under a pile of books somewhere.

thanks all!

Ignatieff

p.s. apologies for falling off the end of the earth these past few months.  Have just moved house, and had various family traumas to deal with, but all well here.  and the good news is the new gaff has splendid wargames facilities!
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Re: Battle of Baku 1918
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2011, 06:15:44 PM »
Not much help but glad to see you're back  :)

cheers

James
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Re: Battle of Baku 1918
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011, 12:58:19 AM »
Am glad to see you again on LAF.
Look here kinds of old Baku:

http://great.az/index.php?newsid=10217

Offline Ignatieff

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Re: Battle of Baku 1918
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011, 06:52:13 AM »
Thanks both!

Cuprum -  Great pictures, and I recognize some of the famous ancient landmarks.  Are there any in that collection of the Opera House?  Also, do you know what the famous 'mud volcano' looked like by any chance?

Ignatieff




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Re: Battle of Baku 1918
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2011, 08:06:25 AM »
Good to have you back here. I'm really anxious to see your results, as Baku was always one of my favourites for RCW.
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Offline Ignatieff

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Re: Battle of Baku 1918
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2011, 12:13:12 PM »
Poliorketes

many thanks old chap.  I am glad to be back, i can tell you.  Baku has always fascinated me too, and I've sort of committed to put a Baku game on at York wargames show next February.  We have the figures, and some of the terrain, just need to organise it and sort some bespoke pieces out.

more anon!


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Re: Battle of Baku 1918
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2011, 05:28:57 AM »
I always wondered about the "mud volcano".

Pretty obvious on Google maps. Search "40.464972,49.790747" That even gives you the colour.

If you search "mud volcano baku" you get another one.

Offline Christian

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Re: Battle of Baku 1918
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2011, 05:40:38 AM »
How does that happen? What a strange phenomenon...

Offline Mark Plant

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Re: Battle of Baku 1918
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2011, 08:36:21 AM »
A crack in the earth's crust leads to water leaking down, then being superheated and bubbling up. The most well-known case is a geyser.

But if it bubbles up through the right sort of soil, then instead of water coming back you get piping hot mud.  Bubbling mud is extremely common in the geothermal area of New Zealand.

This is just an extreme case, combining the single focal point of a geyser with hot mud.

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Re: Battle of Baku 1918
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2011, 08:59:43 AM »
How does that happen? What a strange phenomenon...

Something too lazy to be a real volcano.  :)

 

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