Hurst War Memorial, St.Nicholas Church, Hurst, Berkshire
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Just behind the front line in Flanders
Just behind the front line in Flanders
Allied soldiers just behind the frontline in Flanders.

Enormous shellholes, filled with water, became deadly pitfalls for soldiers who slipped into it. And slippery it was heavy rainfall often turned the Flemish clay into treacherous mud.

The picture probably taken in the summer of 1917 near Passchendaele, one of the most infamous battlegrounds of the whole war.

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in morning
We will remember them.
Lawrence Binyon