6 Squadron Aerial Photos - Barrage Near Messines and St Eloi

The two photographs on Page 40 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 near Martens Farm and Messines. The photographs were taken on the 3rd June 1917 4 days before the Battle of Messines, over map coordinates 28. O. 8. C and 28. U. 2. D.