Battle of messines

The Front Line (purple dashed line) at the end of the Third Battle of Ypres on 10 November 1917.

The Front Line (purple dashed line) at the end of the Third Battle of Ypres on 10 November 1917.

Smashed up German trench on Messines Ridge with dead - Tunnel warfare

Smashed up German trench on Messines Ridge with dead - Tunnel warfare

Geographer's 'foot' notes on WWI Battle of Messines

Geographer's 'foot' notes on WWI Battle of Messines

WW1 German prisoners of war during the Battle of Mesen or Messines in June 1917

WW1 German prisoners of war during the Battle of Mesen or Messines in June 1917

WW1 German prisoners of war during the Battle of Mesen or Messines in June 1917

WW1 German prisoners of war during the Battle of Mesen or Messines in June 1917

The battle of Messines is considered one of the most successful battles on the western front.  It saw the detonation of 19 underground mines underneath German mines, resulting in a resounding victory for the Allies.

The battle of Messines is considered one of the most successful battles on the western front. It saw the detonation of 19 underground mines underneath German mines, resulting in a resounding victory for the Allies.

Taking the Ridge: Battle of Messines

Taking the Ridge: Battle of Messines

Battle Of Messines, Military History, Wwi

William remembers fallen soldiers who fought in the battle of Messines Ridge in 1917, 100 years ago today

Prince William marks centenary of Battle of Messines Ridge

June Prince William remembers fallen soldiers who fought in the battle of Messines Ridge in 100 years ago today.

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A Photographer Captures the Hellish Battle of Messines

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Battle of Messines

Battle of Messines

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, attends the Battle of Messines Ridge commemorations in Messines on June 7, 2017.. The Battle of Messines took place June 7-14, 1917 and was an offensive conducted by the British Second Army, during the First World War. / AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND

The Battle of Messines Ridge Commemoration

Prince William Photos Photos: The Battle of Messines Ridge Commemoration

Battle of Messines Ridge. British troops viewing the smashed remains of a German bunker and trenches at Oostaverne Wood. June 11, 1917.

Battle of Messines Ridge. British troops viewing the smashed remains of a German bunker and trenches at Oostaverne Wood.

Great Britain WWI Trench Sword-Made famous by The Royal Welsh Fusiliers and their fierce, brutal style of hand-to-hand fighting during the Battle of Messines Ridge in 1917.

Great Britain WWI Trench Sword-Made famous by The Royal Welsh Fusiliers and their fierce, brutal style of hand-to-hand fighting during the Battle of Messines Ridge in

Prince William joined Ireland's outgoing Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Princess Astrid of Belgium at the centenary commemoration of the Battle of Messines in Flanders.

Prince William marks centenary of Battle of Messines Ridge

Prince William joined Ireland outgoing Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Princess Astrid of Belgium at the centenary commemoration of the Battle of Messines in Flanders.

Battle of Messines map

Battle of Messines map

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