Ypres battle

WW1 trenches at Hill 62 and Sanctuary Wood Battle of Ypres taking place in Belgium

trenches at Hill 62 and Sanctuary Wood Battle of Ypres, Belgium. An amazing sight to see such well preserved trenches.

The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) 31 July-10 November 1917 | First World War Poetry Digital Archive

The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) 31 November 1917 A knocked out British tank half submerged in mud and water near St Julien, 12 October

Last survivor re-lives the horrors of Passchendaele

Last survivor re-lives the horrors of Passchendaele

British soldiers with Trench Coat: developed as an alternative to the heavy serge greatcoats worn by British and French soldiers in the First World War

The Lochnagar Crater in Somme, France is a privately owned crater made during World War I. It was purchased by Richard Dunning in 1978 with the aim of preserving the site.

At on July 1916 the Battle of the Somme started with explosion of 17 massive 'mines' underneath enemy territory. Lochnagar was the largest of these. It remains "The largest crater ever made by man 'in anger'".

Never Forget... I can't buy a poppy for Remembrance Day now I live in the USA, so I'm pinning this.

Silence (a sonnet for Remembrance Day)

Trench warfare: British infantrymen occupying a shallow trench in a ruined landscape before an advance during the Battle of the Somme

Found on the back of a milestone on Shooters Hill, London

Found on the back of a milestone on Shooters Hill, London. A milestone erected in the Century, to which a plate commemorating the the First World War battles of Ypres, and indicating the distance to Ypres has been attached.

Men wounded in the Ypres battle of September 20th, 1917. Walking along the Menin road, to be taken to the clearing station. German prisoners are seen assisting at stretcher bearing. (Captain G. Wilkins/State Library of Victoria)

World War I in Photos: The Western Front, Part I

World War I in Photos: Men wounded in the Ypres battle of September Walking along the Menin road, to be taken to the clearing station. German prisoners are seen assisting at stretcher bearing. Wilkins/State Library of Victoria)

WWI, 5 Sept 1917; British sentry near the ruined cathedral in Ypres. Battle of Passchendaele. ©IWM  (Q 3120)

WWI, 5 Sept 1917; British sentry near the ruined cathedral in Ypres. Battle of Passchendaele. ©IWM (Q 3120)

WWI, 6 Sept 1917; A Labour Battalion returning in the evening after the day's work consolidating newly won ground, near Ypres. Battle of Passchendaele. ©IWM Q 2992

WWI, 6 Sept 1917; A Labour Battalion returning in the evening after the day's work consolidating newly won ground, near Ypres. Battle of Passchendaele. ©IWM Q 2992

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