Pictures of World War I

Each Worth 1000 Words…

Attending to the Wounded in an Advanced Dressing Station on Hill 60

Another moment snapped by Frank Hurley of soldiers dressing the wounded in a dressing station on the famous Hill 60.  This was the an area in Ypres Salient where Australian tunnelers placed explosives underneath the ground and blew up German positions.  Unfortunately, the momentary victory was soon replaced by the return of the Germans, but it’s still one of the largest mining explosions ever intentionally detonated.  The film Beneath Hill 60 retells the story.

 

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