File:View of Courcelles showing the mine crater in centre of cross roads (4688550756).jpg

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English: A single British soldier standing in a huge crater of rubble with the ruined buildings of a village or town in the background. This is identified by the name Courcelles but there are several villages of that name in the area of the Western Front. Possibly the most likely is Courcelles le Comte, south of Arras.

Both sides in the war used miners to tunnel below enemy positions and set explosive charges. Sometimes large-scale mine explosions were timed to coordinate with an infantry attack.
[Original reads: 'View of Courcelles showing the mine crater in centre of cross roads.']

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Author National Library of Scotland
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Flickr sets
  • World War One official British photographs
Flickr tags
  • nls:dodid 74549516
  • nls:derivative 74408647
  • nls:dodprojectid 74462370
  • Photographic prints
  • France
  • Pas-de-Calais
  • Black-and-white prints (photographs)
  • Buildings
  • Propaganda
  • Rubble
  • Ruins
  • Villages
  • War damage
  • War photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Intersections
  • Craters
  • Arras, Battle of, Arras, France, 1917
  • World War, 1914-1918 Campaigns Western Front
  • organization:library nationallibraryofscotland
  • owner:name nationallibraryofscotland
  • nls:source solrxml
  • ww1
  • wwi
  • world war one
  • great war
  • 1914-1918
  • great
  • war
  • The Great War
  • First World War
  • World War I
Camera location50° 25′ 04.95″ N, 3° 01′ 05.7″ E Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo

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current13:26, 16 November 2016Thumbnail for version as of 13:26, 16 November 2016600 × 474 (68 KB) (talk | contribs)National Library of Scotland, Set 72157624150609895, ID 4688550756, Original title View of Courcelles showing the mine crater in centre of cross roads
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