Author: I died in hell – They called it Passchendaele

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Pack mules taking up ammunition in wicker carriers during the Battle of Pilckem Ridge.
As the guns were moved forwards in the ‘bite and hold’ attacks of Third Ypres the light rail lines that brought ammunition forward had to be laid out over the cratered, broken newly won ground. While shell holes were filled in and tracks laid down horses and mules were put to work taking ammunition forward through the bogged and marshy battlefield.

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A working party moving forward during the Battle of Pilckem Ridge, August 1917.

The white line in the background is a marker tape, used to help guide troops during assembly for an attack or for moving forward over unfamiliar ground.

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A doctor tends to a shoulder wound at a Regimental Aid Post set up in a captured German ammunition dump at Oosttaverne, near Ypres, August 1917.

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A Sopwith Camel biplane with its nose buried in the ground after being forced down. At Clapham Junction, in front of Zillebeke, 26th September 1917.

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Corporal checking shells in a light railway truck. St. Eloi, 11 August 1917.

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A 6-inch howitzer of the Royal Garrison Artillery ready for firing in the ruins of Pilckem, 23rd August 1917.

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Carey Morris – Boesinghe Château, Yser Canal, January 1917, 1917.

scrapironflotilla: An Australian 18 pounder g…

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An Australian 18 pounder gun in action on Anzac Ridge during fighting in the Passchendaele area. The gun has just fired and is still almost at full recoil.

Lmao what book is that from?

Lmao what book is that from?

Sadly I don’t remember exactly what book it was. I know it was in an edited volume on the British army during WW1, but beyond that I can’t remember. Sorry anon

Lmao what book is that from?

Lmao what book is that from?

Sadly I don’t remember exactly what book it was. I know it was in an edited volume on the British army during WW1, but beyond that I can’t remember. Sorry anon