Battle of Messines - planning map (cropped) - Battle of Messines (1917) - Wikipedia

Battle of Messines - planning map (cropped) - Battle of Messines - Wikipedia

The battle of Messines is considered one of the most successful battles on the western front.  It saw the detonation of 19 underground mines underneath German mines, resulting in a resounding victory for the Allies.

The battle of Messines is considered one of the most successful battles on the western front. It saw the detonation of 19 underground mines underneath German mines, resulting in a resounding victory for the Allies.

WW1 Aerial photograph - Messines 1917-06-02 - Battle of Messines (1917) - Wikipedia

Aerial photograph - Messines - Battle of Messines - Wikipedia

George Edmund Butler - Messines Ridge from Hill 63 - Battle of Messines (1917) - Wikipedia

George Edmund Butler - Messines Ridge from Hill 63 - Battle of Messines - Wikipedia

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Tree converted into camouflaged observation post by Australian troops in preparation for detonating the largest non-nuclear explosion in history - Battle of Messines, Belgium, 1917 -- OPENPICS.

WWI;   Huns walk, Messines, in Belgium, November 1917. This area was captured by the 39th Battalion during the Battle of Messines, but at the date the photograph was taken it was held by the 14th Brigade. The concrete shelter seen in the right of the picture is a pillbox immediately facing Septieme Barn.  Cropped. AWM E01295

WWI; Huns walk, Messines, in Belgium, November 1917. This area was captured by the 39th Battalion during the Battle of Messines, but at the date the photograph was taken it was held by the 14th Brigade. The concrete shelter seen in the right of the picture is a pillbox immediately facing Septieme Barn. Cropped. AWM E01295

Australian truck near Hill 63 during a bombardment of ANZAC batteries in Messines.

Australian military truck travelling to Hill 63 during an attack on the ANZAC batteries in Messines (AWM - Battle of Messines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Messines

Mining - the process of laying mines underground was a key art of the the Battle of Messines between 1914 and attack began with the simultaneous detonation of 19 huge mines in shafts dug beneath the German lines

A crater from the Battle of Messines, 1917 (Wikipedia)

A crater from the Battle of Messines, 1917 (Wikipedia)

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, attends the Battle of Messines Ridge commemorations in Messines on June 7, 2017.. The Battle of Messines took place June 7-14, 1917 and was an offensive conducted by the British Second Army, during the First World War. / AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND

The Battle of Messines Ridge Commemoration

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, attends the Battle of Messines Ridge commemorations in Messines on June The Battle of Messines took place June 1917 and was an offensive conducted by the British Second Army, during the First World War.

THE BATTLE OF MESSINES, JUNE 1917

THE BATTLE OF MESSINES, JUNE 1917

Battle of Messines Ridge. British troops viewing the smashed remains of a German bunker and trenches at Oostaverne Wood. June 11, 1917.

Battle of Messines Ridge. British troops viewing the smashed remains of a German bunker and trenches at Oostaverne Wood.

A dud shell embedded in a tree on the Messines Road, Ypres.

A dud shell embedded in a tree on the Messines Road, Ypres.

Prince William Photos Photos - Britain's Prince William (L), Duke of Cambridge, Princess Astrid of Belgium (C) and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny  attends the Battle of Messines Ridge commemorations in Messines on June 7, 2017.. The Battle of Messines took place June 7-14, 1917 and was an offensive conducted by the British Second Army, during the First World War. / AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND - The Battle of Messines Ridge Commemoration

Prince William Photos Photos: The Battle of Messines Ridge Commemoration

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