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A French soldier of the 151st Régiment d’Infanterie posing with his dog; ca. 1917.

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Canadian Soldiers take back a wounded from the front during the battle of Passchendaele; ca. November, 1917

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Douglas Haig’s chief of staff, Launcelot Kiggell, reportedly broke down and wept when he finally visited the Passchendaele battlefield in the autumn of 1917, saying “Good God, did we really send men to fight in that?”


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A British Mark series tank, Péronne, France; ca. 1917.

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An Austro-Hungarian trench on the Ortler, 1917. At 3850 metres it was the highest trench ever.

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Self Colorized “Dawn of Passchendaele” by Frank Hurley (1917)

This photo is an amalgamation of two photos Hurley took, he did it himself. The sky made the landscape look more dramatic, kinda seems unnecessary given the context.

This photo is an amalgamation of two photos Hurley took, he did it himself. The sky made the landscape look more dramatic, kinda seems unnecessary given the context.

The Black an White version:

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