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6 Squadron, RAF Hinaidi and Ma'Asker Cemetery
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.
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