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Wounded from Ypres at the improvised hospital in Bailleul, May 1915.

Photograph by Lieutenant-Colonel Howard Dent, Royal Army Medical Corps, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1915.

The Second Battle of Ypres (1915) witnessed the first large-scale use of poison gas by the Germans. Despite temporarily opening a gap in the Allied lines it failed to end the stalemate on the Western Front. The hospital at Bailleul was situated about nine miles from the Ypres Salient and would have dealt with many of the gas victims as well as thousands of men wounded by shells and bullets.

From an album of 137 photographs, 1914-1916.

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NAM. 1986-06-77-23


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