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6 Squadron Aerial Photos - White Chateau Hollebeke

The two photographs on Page 12 were taken by an RE8 of 6 Squadron, part of the squadron's aerial reconnaissance operations over the Western Front during WW1.

The photographs on Page 12 were were taken over the same 500 x 500 yard section of the grounds of the White Chateau at Hollebeke, as defined by the mapping coordinates 28. O. 5. C. The first photograph was taken on the 23rd April 1917 and the second on the 11th June 1917, 4 days after 19 mines were detonated beneath the German lines along the Messines ridge at the start of the Battle of Messines.

6 Squadron Aerial photos of the White Chateau at Hollebeke, taken before and after the Battle of Messines, 1917
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