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Photo's of the Western Front - Ypres Area C1938

Pilckem Ridge.

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Pilckem Ridge.
The fields that saw disaster and then victory. Pilckem Village can be seen on the horizon. From Langmarck, half a mile away, rolled the first clouds of gas, followed by the retreat to the canal in 1915. In 1917 these fields were again fought over, now become a bog powerfully fortified by enemy 'pill boxes', but captured inch by inch.
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