The shell-blasted landscape around Givenchy, 1915
Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1915.
The heavy fighting of the first two years of the war had left much of the landscape of north-eastern France in ruins. The destruction of pre-war drainage ditches by artillery bombardment also led to widespread flooding throughout the region.
From an album of 284 photographs compiled by Second Lieutenant R T Cooper.
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