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The Ypres Salient, 1917

The artillery pocked banks of the river Yser.

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The effects of rain and artillery. Canadian 2nd Division, Passchendaele, 4-Nov-1917. Mud. Canadian 4th Division, Passchendaele, 14-Nov-1917.
British stretcher bearers. Pilckem Ridge (near Boesinghe), 1-Aug-1917. View from the bottom of a mine crater. 1 of 19 exploded by the British at Messines Ridge, 7-Jun-1917.
An Australian trench at Messines Ridge. A German pillbox knocked out of action at Messines Ridge.
Taking cover from a shell burst at Pilckem Ridge. Shells burst on the Menin Road looking towards Zonnebeke, 20-Sep-1917.
Forward German radio post. Duckboards through Chateau Wood.
Identifying a fallen comrade, Chateau Wood. German anti-aircraft hole.
Ypres in the fall of 1917. A town destroyed by three years of fighting. British infantry knee deep in mud.
An abondoned German trench at Messines Ridge. Note the hand grenades that were left behind. A view of the artillery bombardment of Messines Ridge.
The 16th Irish and 36th Ulster in the ruins that were once the village of Wytschaete. Jun-1917. Osttaverne Wood, Jun-1917.