File:Mine blown by the Germans under a roadway through a newly captured village (4699420782).jpg

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English: The devastation caused by an exploded mine. Perched on the edge of a vast crater are the ruined remains of a church. A few soldiers pick through the debris. Apart from a few buildings that have survived the explosion, there is little left to suggest that this was once a village.

Scenes such as this were commonly used as propaganda, intended to reaffirm resolve against the enemy.
[Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT. A mine blown by the Germans under a roadway through a newly captured village.']
Author National Library of Scotland
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  • France
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  • Debris
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  • Ruins
  • Soldiers
  • Villages
  • War damage
  • War photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Mines (explosive weapons)
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  • World War, 1914-1918 Campaigns Western Front
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  • The Great War
  • First World War
  • World War I


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current17:03, 16 November 2016Thumbnail for version as of 17:03, 16 November 2016600 × 191 (16 KB) (talk | contribs)National Library of Scotland, Set 72157624150609895, ID 4699420782, Original title Mine blown by the Germans under a roadway through a newly captured village
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