Canadian troops in Ypres, Belgium (West Flanders). An animated map shows Sanctuary Wood in Ypres, Belgium. War damaged buildings in the town. A man walks through debris. The troops walk over a small bridge. Field Marshal John French, 1st Earl of Ypres, poses for a photograph, along with Sir Julian Bing, commanding General of the Third Army, and other officers. An animated map shows the Canadians counter attacking the Germans in Sanctuary Wood in the June 1916 Battle of Mount Sorrel. Fallen trees. A cemetery with a cross in the bushes.
German shells exploding on Mount Rouge, in Flanders, during World War 1. (The so-called Mount Rouge is one of several hills in this relatively flat region.) Some of the shells burst in the air. But most strike the ground and raise considerable smoke and dust. Buildings can be seen in the background, and crops and trees in the vicinity, as well as lines of barbed wire on the hill itself.
A British 60 pounder artillery piece mired in mud in Flanders during World War 1. British soldiers try to pull it out unsuccessfully. They then use planks and a jack to lift the sunken wheel. Once freed, they maneuver the gun into position.
British soldiers move ammunition by train car along small gauge railroad constructed in a field in Flanders, during World War 1. Soldiers form a line and pass artillery shells from the train to boats waiting in a nearby canal.
French troops at the Flanders front during World War I. French soldiers move forward on the battlefield. Smoke arises due to bombardment. Soldiers rebuilding the defenses taken from the retreating Germans. Some of the soldiers sit outside a destroyed building.
Monarchs of various European nations like England, Belgium and others meet in France during World War I. French Army officers wait at a harbor. Queen Mary with King George V arrive in France as Prince of Wales welcomes them as they tour the World War 1 front for the first time. At British Headquarters they are seen greeting and meeting with Prince Albert and Queen Elisabeth of Belgium. King George V decorates war heroes including many Belgian soldiers in a ceremony on a beach as the Belgian Royal family watches, including King Albert, Queen Elisabeth, Prince Leopold III, and Prince Charles (Count of Flanders). View of young Princess Marie José of Belgium roughly around age 12 with the other monarchs walking on a sandy beach after the ceremony. King George V and Sir Douglas Haig enter through a gate to meet with French President Poincaré, Chief General Joseph Joffre, and General Ferdinand Foch. The leaders are seen together on the terrace of General Haig's headquarters at Beauquesne.