The Western Front Today - Introduction
Collected within these pages are many present day photographs taken at battlefield locations and cemeteries located on the Western Front.
Also included is present-day film footage of many renowned sites and military cemeteries. Thus footage is included from the Menin Gate, Tyne Cot, Hooge, Sanctuary Wood and Hill 60 (among others). In total there are some 100 samples of modern day film clips.
The table below lists the sections currently available. Thumbnail views of each photo are initially presented; clicking on any of the photographs (such as the one above) will result in a larger size image being opened in a new browser window.
To browse a collection of vintage footage filmed during the Great War click here.
Film footage is available in Adobe Flash format. If you experience difficulties during playback be sure to load the latest Flash player available on the Adobe website.
The photographs and footage were taken during recent visits to Belgium and France. Summary notes accompany many photographs giving relevant background information.
German losses at Messines were 25,000, of which 7,500 were taken prisoner. British casualties were 17,000 killed or wounded.
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