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World War One Photo: Bassee

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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: 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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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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Cambrai Cathedral: World War One Photo

It is a picture of Gothic splendour in black and white gone terribly wrong.  Where once faithful men and women stood,  only trenches of wood  and scattered chairs remain. The apse and the alter stand defiantly against the destruction; a … Continue reading

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