The ruined Cloth Hall at Ypres, with British soldiers in a motor car in the foreground, 1918
Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1918.
The gradual destruction of Ypres during World War One was epitomised by the ruined 13th century Cloth Hall, which also came to symbolise the effect of war upon western civilisation. Since the war, the Cloth Hall has been meticulously rebuilt to its original form and it now houses the Flanders Fields Museum.
One of 193 British and Allied official photographs.
NAM Accession Number
National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection