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Anti-aircraft gun in action during the battle | by National Library of Scotland
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Anti-aircraft gun in action during the battle

Soldiers silhouetted against the sky. They are preparing to fire an anti-aircraft gun. On the right of the photograph a soldier is being handed a large shell for the gun.

 

The Battle of Broodseinde (October 1917) was part of a larger offensive - the third Battle of Ypres - engineered by Sir Douglas Haig to capture the Passchendaele ridge.

 

[Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN ON THE BRTITISH WESTERN FRONT. BATTLE OF BROODSEYNDE [sic] RIDGE. Anti-aircraft gun in action during the battle. (Silhouette taken near Frezenberg).']

 

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Taken circa 1918