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British troops near Boesinghe, 18 August 1917

Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1917.

Soldiers watching distant shell-bursts on Pilckem Ridge during the Battle of Langemarck (16-18 August 1917). The latter engagement, part of the wider Passchendaele offensive, saw four days of fierce fighting which resulted in small gains for the British, but heavy casualties.

From an album of 76 official photographs, 1916-1917.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1999-11-70-69


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study Collection

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