The idea of this post comes from a discussion I had these last days on Facebook about the kind of wood used for the construction of wattle-fences in trenches (“clayonnages” in French). According to this document, conifer wood was used in France. The picture comes from Le Pays de France, my main source for the posts published over these last days.
I think this is the thought of the British seaplane pilot who ended against this semaphore.
According to the caption of these two pucture pusblished in Le Pays de France weekly magazine, he survived the crash but was so shocked that he had to be rescued by two sailors (one of them is portrayed in the picture). Does any of my reader know more about this story?