SPANBROECKMOLEN

This photograph was taken from the water filled crater of the Spanbroeckmolen Mine looking towards the British Lines of June 1917. The British front line trenches were approximately in line with the large bushy tree to the left of the picture and ran from left to right along the far edge of the ploughed field in the foreground.

It will be noted that the attacking 36th (Ulster) Division were compelled to charge up a slight incline in order to reach the German positions on the higher ground.

On occasion it is possible to see the far horizon in more detail with the French Memorial tower at Notre Dame de Lorette and sometimes the Vimy Ridge Memorial easily visible.

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