German soldier’s uniform from Messines and rifles from several battlefields in Ypres Salient | National Library of Scotland

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On a narrow piece of wall between a window and a door various pieces of German war apparatus have been propped up. There are standards, rifles, machine guns, signs and so forth. A mannequin has been dressed in a German uniform too. Ypres and Messines were both very important in the . ‘Salient’ means a military position that projects into the position of the enemy. [Original reads: ‘SCENES ON THE WESTERN FRONT. WAR TROPHIES SECTION. German soldier’s uniform from MESSINES and rifles from several battlefields in YPRES SALIENT.’]

Taken after November 1918.

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About Kate Lindsay

Kate Lindsay, University of Oxford is the Director of World War One Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings. She is also the Manager for Education Enhancement at Academic IT where she also led the First World War Poetry Digital Archive and public engagement initiative Great War Archive. She has eight years experience of in-depth work on World War I digital archives and educational curricula. Kate has a degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds, combined with an MSc in Information Systems from the University for Sheffield, and an MSc in Educational Research from the University of Oxford. She is particularly interested in womens' experience of War and the representation of the First World War in popular culture.
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