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Australians of the 13th Brigade studying the large contour map near Petit Pont, Belgium, which was specially made to give the troops a knowledge of the Messines battlefield. The operation, which opened the next morning, was completely successful. It was considered as much a triumph of methodical planning and organisation as it was a great feat of arms. (The men in slouch hats are of D Company, 14th Battalion)