On this day: the Battle of Pilckem Ridge continues

Battle of Pilckem Ridge 31 July - 2 August stretcher bearers struggle in mud up to their knees to carry a wounded man to safety near Boesinghe on 1 August 1917 First World War

By John Warwick Brooke, Britain’s second official war photographer.

The Battle of Pilckem Ridge, part of the larger Battle of Passchendaele in the First World War, was fought between the 31st July and the 2nd of August, 1917.

In this photograph, British soldiers struggle through thick mud to carry a wounded man to safety near Boesinghe (Boezinge) on the 1st of August.

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