The Western Front Today - Shrapnel Corner

Shrapnel Corner, in the Ypres Salient, became a focus for German shrapnel and shellfire given the volume of Allied supply traffic which passed through the area.

Inevitably much of the supply traffic was undertaken at night when it was deemed marginally safer: German shelling correspondingly increased and long-range shelling was introduced in 1918.

Film Footage of Shrapnel Corner

Before Endeavours Fade, Rose E.B. Coombs, After the Battle 1994
Major & Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide - Somme, Leo Cooper 2000

The financial cost of the war is said to have amounted to almost $38 billion for Germany alone; Britain spent $35 billion, France $24 billion, Russia $22 billion, USA $22 billion and Austria-Hungary $20 billion.  In total the war cost the Allies around $125 billion; the Central Powers $60 billion.

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