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53828: Official German Cards showing '618 dead Germans'

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German propaganda photograph of German corpses. Possibly connected with the 'Kindermord zu Ypren' (also known as the 'Schlacht von Langemarck': 'saughter at Langemarck'), the massacre of the Innocents during the First Battle of Ypres, October to November 1914: German Student Reservists, advancing on French and British positions, suffered very heavy casualties.

Part of the photograph and scrap album of Revd. Leonard Thomas Pearson, Army Chaplain's Department (attached No. 44 Casualty Clearing Station), discovered in a skip and deposited with the Bodlian Library. Revd. Pearson was interviewed by Lyn Macdonald for her book 'The Roses of No Man's Land', which contains two extracts and a photograph.

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Identifier

4075.jpg| GWA_2463_rice618deadgermans.jpg|

Subject

Unknown

Date

1914

Date Created

01/08/1914

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1914

Source

Postcard

Medium

Photographic paper

Type

Photograph

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Stuart Lee | P Vainker

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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