Photos

Photographer's Note

2006 July a very warm month, I brought a visit at different cemeteries around Ypres in Belgium. A region out of the WAR I, maybe better the GREAT WAR.
British soldiers and Germans soldiers are here be buried on different cemeteries.

Have a nice weekend - Bon week-end.

History of Ypres see Wikipedia the free enceclopedia.
World War I
Ypres was a key position during World War I because it stood in the path of Germany's planned sweep across the rest of Belgium and into France from the North. The German army formed a salient around the city, bombarding it from nearly all sides throughout much of the war. To counterattack, British, French and allied forces made costly advances from the town of Ypres into the German lines on the surrounding hills.
In the First Battle of Ypres (October 31 to November 22, 1914) the British captured the town from the Germans. In the Second Battle of Ypres (April 22 to May 25, 1915) the Germans used poison gas for the first time on the Western Front (they had used it earlier at the Battle of Bolimow on January 1, 1915) and captured high ground east of the town. The first gas attack occurred against Canadian soldiers and also against a force of mostly colonial soldiers from French Africa. The gas used was Chlorine gas. Mustard gas, also called Yperite from the name of this city, was also used for the first time near Ypres in the autumn of 1917.

pierrefonds, LEA, jhm, Gerrit, tigra, elihesamian, sabyasachi1212 trouve(nt) cette note utile

Photo Information
Viewed: 1592
Points: 24
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by emma pecksteen (ivo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 124 W: 0 N: 51] (376)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH