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Foto Documentatiecentrum In Flanders Fields Ieper

Foto Documentatiecentrum In Flanders Fields Ieper

Ypres then and now … 11 November 1917: Soldiers stand at the ramparts in Ypres, Belgium, during the first world war. The town was reduced to ruins during the four years of the war as it held a strategic position on the route of the German advance into France, the Schlieffen Plan. December 2013: the scene today. In 1920, the decision was made to rebuild Ypres exactly as it was before the war with its medieval and renaissance architecture reconstructed and its remaining fortifications…

Ypres then and now … 11 November 1917: Soldiers stand at the ramparts in Ypres, Belgium, during the first world war. The town was reduced to ruins during the four years of the war as it held a strategic position on the route of the German advance into France, the Schlieffen Plan. December 2013: the scene today. In 1920, the decision was made to rebuild Ypres exactly as it was before the war with its medieval and renaissance architecture reconstructed and its remaining fortifications…

Verdun, France - even after nearly a century, the holes from artillery fire remain.  The Battle of Verdun was the longest battle of the First World War, lasting from February to December of 1916.

Verdun, France - even after nearly a century, the holes from artillery fire remain. The Battle of Verdun was the longest battle of the First World War, lasting from February to December of 1916.

FRANK HURLEY ..Australian gunners on a duckboard track in Château Wood near Hooge, 29 October 1917.

FRANK HURLEY ..Australian gunners on a duckboard track in Château Wood near Hooge, 29 October 1917.

WW1 - French soldiers carrying a wounded soldier through the mud of the trenches.

WW1 - French soldiers carrying a wounded soldier through the mud of the trenches.

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