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The Battle of Messines - Aerial Photos

I have completed the digitisation of 86 aerial photographs taken by 6 Squadron aircrew prior to the preliminary bombardment at Messines, after the bombardment and also subsequent to the Battle of Messines. In many cases, the location of specific enemy targets are marked on the photograph and I have added the GPS coordinates of these targets for anyone wishing to visit the locations in Belgium. Reproduced below is a typical example, showing the damage suffered by the village of Hollebeke as a result of the fighting at Messines.

Aerial photos of Hollebeke Village, taken by a 6 Squadron pilot before and after the allied bombardment at the Battle of Messines in June 1917

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