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57322: Road from Ypres to Sint-Juliaan

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The road from Ypres to Sint-Juliaan in the distance, (St. Julien as it was known to the British). The farm on the left is near the site of the farm known to the troops as Cheddar Villa. A large bunker can be seen behind the farm's outbuildings. This bunker was a German strongpoint, which was taken on the opening day of Third Ypres. It was then used by British troops, but its large entrance (having been built by the Germans) now faced the enemy, making it a dangerous place. On the 7th of August 1917 a first aid post was set up within the bunker by the 3/Ox & Bucks Light Infantry when they took over this part of the line. A platoon was also sheltering here when a shell came straight into the entrance opening - with awful but predictable results. Many there were killed, and many horribly mutilated.

History

Identifier

5612.jpg | CXTPROPHOTOS - 121.jpg

Subject

Landscape | Western Front | Ypres

Creator

Edwards, Alun

Date

9th July 2008

Date Created

09/07/2008

Spatial

Sint-Juliaan, Belgium

Source

Photograph

Medium

Digital image

Type

Photograph

Contributor

Kate Lindsay

Rights

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive, University of Oxford

Repository Name

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive

Repository Address

13 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN, UK

Publisher

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive