This is page 42 of 43 pages of aerial photos taken by 6 Squadron Royal Flying Corps before and after the Battle of Messines. These two photos were taken to show the impact of allied barrage to the south of Messines, immediately prior to the Battle of Messines in June 1917.

This is page 42 of 43 pages of aerial photos taken by 6 Squadron Royal Flying Corps before and after the Battle of Messines. These two photos were taken to show the impact of allied barrage to the south of Messines, immediately prior to the Battle of Messines in June 1917.

This is page 36 of 43 pages of aerial photos taken by 6 Squadron Royal Flying Corps before and after the Battle of Messines. These two photos were taken to show the impact made by allied bombardment at Vormezele, immediately prior to the Battle of Messines in June 1917.

This is page 36 of 43 pages of aerial photos taken by 6 Squadron Royal Flying Corps before and after the Battle of Messines. These two photos were taken to show the impact made by allied bombardment at Vormezele, immediately prior to the Battle of Messines in June 1917.

This is page 41 of 43 pages of aerial photos taken by 6 Squadron Royal Flying Corps before and after the Battle of Messines. These two photos were taken to show the impact of allied barrage north and west of Wijtschate, immediately prior to the Battle of Messines in June 1917.

This is page 41 of 43 pages of aerial photos taken by 6 Squadron Royal Flying Corps before and after the Battle of Messines. These two photos were taken to show the impact of allied barrage north and west of Wijtschate, immediately prior to the Battle of Messines in June 1917.

BATTLE OF MESSINES - Map of the battle, depicting the front on 7 June and subsequent action until 14 June 1917.

BATTLE OF MESSINES - Map of the battle, depicting the front on 7 June and subsequent action until 14 June 1917.

This is page 38 of 43 pages of aerial photos taken by 6 Squadron Royal Flying Corps before and after the Battle of Messines. These two photos were taken to show the impact of allied barrage at Hill 60 and St Eloi, immediately prior to the Battle of Messines in June 1917.

This is page 38 of 43 pages of aerial photos taken by 6 Squadron Royal Flying Corps before and after the Battle of Messines. These two photos were taken to show the impact of allied barrage at Hill 60 and St Eloi, immediately prior to the Battle of Messines in June 1917.

This is page 39 of 43 pages of aerial photos taken by 6 Squadron Royal Flying Corps before and after the Battle of Messines. These two photos were taken to show the impact of allied barrage east and west of the Ypres-Commines canal, immediately prior to the Battle of Messines in June 1917.

This is page 39 of 43 pages of aerial photos taken by 6 Squadron Royal Flying Corps before and after the Battle of Messines. These two photos were taken to show the impact of allied barrage east and west of the Ypres-Commines canal, immediately prior to the Battle of Messines in June 1917.

This is page 37 of 43 pages of aerial photos taken by 6 Squadron Royal Flying Corps before and after the Battle of Messines. These two photos were taken to show the impact of allied barrage east and south of St Eloi, immediately prior to the Battle of Messines in June 1917.

This is page 37 of 43 pages of aerial photos taken by 6 Squadron Royal Flying Corps before and after the Battle of Messines. These two photos were taken to show the impact of allied barrage east and south of St Eloi, immediately prior to the Battle of Messines in June 1917.

Battle of Messines Ridge (1917) - Worcestershire Regiment

Battle of Messines Ridge (1917) - Worcestershire Regiment

The New Zealand battlefield memorial (similar in design to the New Zealand Memorial at ‘s Graventafel) is located at the New Zealand Memorial Park (on Nieuwzeelanderstraat). This memorial honours the soldiers of the New Zealand Division that fought in the Battle of Messines from 7 to 14 June 1917. The memorial park, which houses the remains of two German pill-boxes, overlooks the area from where the New Zealanders attacked on 7 June 1917.

The New Zealand battlefield memorial (similar in design to the New Zealand Memorial at ‘s Graventafel) is located at the New Zealand Memorial Park (on Nieuwzeelanderstraat). This memorial honours the soldiers of the New Zealand Division that fought in the Battle of Messines from 7 to 14 June 1917. The memorial park, which houses the remains of two German pill-boxes, overlooks the area from where the New Zealanders attacked on 7 June 1917.

The battle of Messines is considered one of the most successful battles on the western front.  It saw the detonation of 19 underground mines underneath German mines, resulting in a resounding victory for the Allies.

The battle of Messines is considered one of the most successful battles on the western front. It saw the detonation of 19 underground mines underneath German mines, resulting in a resounding victory for the Allies.

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