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Title List—Battle-Field Series (Sections 1 and 2), Geo. Nightingale & Co.

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1 1 General view of Ostend from the Quay, showing the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul
1 2 The new Continental Hotel, on the front, Ostend
1 3 The Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, Ostend
1 4 Landing Stage and Brussels Railway Station, Ostend
1 5 The old portion of the Church of St. Peter & St. Paul. This part was destroyed by aeroplane bombs, while the new building was practically untouched
1 6 The raising of the VINDICTIVE. Sunk in Ostend Harbour on May 10th, 1918
1 7 Front view of Long Max, Moere, about 8 miles from Ostend. Weight, 350,000 Kilos. Shell, 750 Kilos. This gun was used by the Germans to shell Dunkirk
1 8 General view, Nieuport, Belgium. This town as a result of four years bombardment, is now a mass of rubble
1 9 German dug-outs, Nieuport. The Germans built elaborate reinforced concrete shelters, good examples of which are shown
1 10 Ruins of the State Hall, Nieuport
1 11 View of the ruins of Nieuport
1 12 Ruins of Nieuport. The gaunt looking ruin on the left is the remains of a beautiful church
1 13 On the battle-field, Nieuport
1 14 A typical Flemish farmhouse, near Nieuport, just outside the danger zone
1 15 Big German dug-out, Nieuport, solidly built of stone and covered with earth
1 16 Railway Station, Nieuport
1 17 Searching for the dead, Nieuport. Zig-zag trenches from 6 to 7 feet are dug, and the intervening earth carefully levelled
1 18 Old Church, Nieuport…there are graves of British, French and Belgian soldiers
1 19 "THIS PLACE WAS HOOGE." The sign was put up before the wooden homes were built, to locate the site of the village
1 20 Hooge Crater Cemetery. In the war zone there are 1,700 new cemeteries--this particular one contains over 11,000 graves
1 21 Street in YPRES. The inhabitants of the surrounding districts come in daily to assist in the removal of debris
1 22 "Holy Ground," Ypres. "NOTICE. This is Holy Ground. No stone of this fabric may be taken away. It is a heritage for all civilized peoples. By order: Town Major, Ypres."
1 23 The Cathedral, Ypres. Destroyed during the bombardment of 1914
1 24 King Albert's Cottages, Ypres.
1 25 The old barracks, Ypres. Subjected to terrific shelling
1 26 The Cathedral, Ypres. The Belgian Government has decided not to rebuild the town, but to leave it as a monument to German "Kultur" and British endurance
1 27 German Howitzer and Cloth Hall, Ypres. Excavations are being made under the building to recover the bodies of soldiers killed by gas
1 28 Old Communal Cemetery, Ypres.
1 29 On the battle-field, Ypres. Ypres is to the British what Verdun is to the French
1 30 Langemarck. Guns and wire entanglements on battlefield
1 31 Langemarck--close to "Hill 60." Over 300 wrecked tanks are in the immediate neighbourhood, which is known as the "tank cemetery"
1 32 Tank and remains, Langemarck. Note the "tin hat" and rifle stock in the foreground. Human remains were also discovered in and about the tank
1 33 The Main Road, "Hill 60." Constructed of railway sleepers on baulks of timber
1 34 "Hill 60." The place described by British soldiers as "Hell with the lid off"
1 35 Menin Road. Large German forts and dug-outs
1 36 Shell holes near the Menin Road, with the remains of Menin Forest
1 37 Menin Forest. Trees have been destroyed by shell-fire and gas
1 38 "Old Bill's" dug-out and spade, Menin Road
1 39 On the Lys, Armentieres. A lace and cotton manufacturing centre--over 60 mills were destroyed in the town
1 40 Wimereaux, near Armentieres. Strongly built German observation post, partially destroyed by shell
1 41 Lomme, near Armentieres. Large concrete block-house destroyed by mines
1 42 Neuve Chapelle, near Armentieres. Wrecked street
1 43 The "Better 'Ole"--a roughshelter made by a Tommy within the British Lines, Armentieres
1 44 British Headquarters, Armentieres. Armentieres was occupied by the British in October, 1914
1 45 Church of Notre Dame, Armentieres
1 46 Interior, Church of Notre Dame, Armentieres
1 47 Neuve Chapelle, Armentieres. Note the debris collected for sale
1 48 Armentieres. House destroyed by bomb
1 49 The Military Cemetery, St. Jean, Armentieres. Contains graves of British, French, Belgian, and German soldiers
1 50 Another view of the Military Cemetery, St. Jean, Armentieres, NIEUPORT, YPRES, ARMENTIERES, the "walls" of the Channel Ports
2 54 Church of St. Vaast, ARMENTIERES. Reflection on "Kultur" by the River Lys
2 56 Shrapnel Avenue, leading to Armentieres from Plug Street. The name is significant. A few machine guns could command this long stretch of road
2 57 Plug Street, Le Visey
2 58 Royal Rifle Brigade Cemetery, Le Vizet
2 59 Hyde Park Corner, Plug Street. One of the warmest spots in the war zone
2 60 British Cemetery, GOUZECOURT
2 61 Mametz Wood. This place will be remembered as a veritable hell
2 62 Delville Wood
2 63 Combles. Remains of trenches
2 64 Combles. The buildings shown are all new
2 65 Somewhere in France
2 66 Dug-out made of concrete and lined with corrugated iron
2 67 A wayside Crucifix Bazantine Le Grand
2 70 Market women. ARRAS
2 73 Captured guns at Arras. Various types of German guns are shown here
2 74 The Bishop's Palace, ARRAS. A magnificent building wrecked. Subterrranean passages penetrate formiles under Arras, as many soldiers will know
2 77 German look-out Tower on the Somme
2 84 Bapaume Road, Albert. All the roads and streets in this place are in the same condition
2 85 A street corner at Albert
2 86 Amiens Cathedral
2 88 Amiens
2 91 Villers Brettoneaux
2 92 Crater La Boiselle. An immense hole caused by the explosion of an underground mine
2 94 An interior of Aeroplane Hanger on Zeebrugge Mole, containing Submarine Net
2 97 ZEEBRUGGE. Fortifications
2 98 This view gives a really good idea of the fortiications on the Mole. The Red Cross denotes the spot where the wounded were treated
2 99 A Dug-out and observation post near Zeebrugge
2 100 Interior of a German Dug-out


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