6 Squadron Aerial Photos - Hollebeke Village (Before and After)
The two photographs on Page 43 (the last page of the document produced by the Army Printing and Stationery Services department) were taken by an RE8 of 6 Squadron, part of the squadron's aerial reconnaissance operations over the Western Front during WW1.
The photographs were taken to show the destructive impact the Battle of Messines had on the village of Hollebeke. The photographs were taken on the 3rd June 1917 4 days before the Battle of Messines, over map coordinates 28. O. 11 and 28. O. 12.