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Lantern Slide - 'The Corduroy Track', Westheok Ridge to Bellevarde, Ypres, Belgium, 26 Oct 1917 Image Reg. No: MM 036818

Summary:
Lantern slide depicting the wreckage of war along a 'corduroy track' leading from Westhoek Ridge to Bellevarde Ridge, in the Ypres sector, in Belgium. The area towards Hooge and Chateau Wood is shown. The site is near Glencorse Wood, location of devestating fighting in September 1917. The slide is of low quality, and is clearly a copy of another image.

The photograph was taken during the Third Battles of Ypres, which began on 31 July 1917. The First Battle of Passchendaele took place on 12 October; the second from 26 October to 10 November.
Description:
Lantern slide, printed with rectangular black and white photograph. Typed text beneath. Attached to slide on slight angle. Black border.
Description Of Content:
Photograph of two soldiers standing in mud looking over wreckage.The landscape is a barren battlefield, with pools of water and upturned carts.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, military history, soldiers, lantern slides
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: battles & battlefields
Inscriptions: Text, printed: The corduroy track leading from Westhoek Ridge to Bellevarde/Ridge, in the Ypres sector, in Belgium, littered with the/wreckage of war transport. This photograph, taken on/October 26th, 1917, shows the area towards Hooge and/Chateau Wood.
Format: Lantern Slide: Black & White; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Place & Date Depicted: Ypres, Flanders, Belgium, 26 Oct 1917

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