6 Squadron Aerial Photos - Barrage South of Messines
The two photographs on Page 42 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 demonstrate the effect of the pre-bombardment allied barrage on targets to the South of Messines. The photographs were taken on the 3rd June 1917 4 days before the Battle of Messines, over map coordinates 28. U. 3. A and 28. U. 2. B.