Category Archives: old photographs

World War One Photo: Aircraft

  Writing on the back of the photo says ‘La Bassee.’ It was a battle in Northern France between Germany and British forces starting in October 1914. Germany occupied La Bassee, and the British attempts to regain the commune of  … Continue reading

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World War One Photo: Cloth Hall in Ypres

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World War One Photo: Bullecourt

The picture looks like ground zero. Soldiers and men, slowly emerge from the debris.  The back of the photo reads “near Bullecourt,” France. A village prone to devastation, it was destroyed in the sixteenth century, and then in 1917.  The … Continue reading

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World War One Photo: Cloth Hall in Ypres

The scribbled handwriting names this photo ‘the cloth hall in Ypres.’ Haunting as a ghost of itself; reminiscent of Henry the VIII’s destruction of the abbeys- only a few walls remain. The space is a barren land. It would take … Continue reading

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French Attacking a German Trench

The back of the photo states that this is a ‘French Regiment attacking a German trench.’  I would love your feedback.  Do you see in the distance a wave of ‘smoke’ creeping in on the top left ?  Are these … Continue reading

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