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A LION OF FLANDERS Somewhere ahead in the blackness are the lines of German trenches, bombarded day and night by the big guns such as this

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® int natal Film War "as is"; a field hospital in a deserted dugout just behind the first line. The soldiers are bringing up more wounded

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Underwood & Underwood
A poignant picture of war's devastation—"the curtain of fireadopted by both armies to clear the way for infantry attack

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Lunun spnere, CN.Y. H. Far behind the lines at Verdun and in the Champagne these thousands of shells are being constantly shaped, filled, packed and shipped. The long German siege of Verdun was continued chiefly in the hope of depleting the French supply of munitions

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Central News
In the wake of the German army-a desolate photograph of what fighting really means along the Somme where the
Allied and German armies have struggled for over two years thru interminable stretches of mud broken by shell-holes

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Amarwan Press
Victory in the making part of the output at one of England's large munition plants (name deleted by the censor)

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Waiting for a chance at action, a characteristic group of poilus keeping warm in a deserted chapel in northern France

A BITTER PILL

FOR THE

KAISER The keynote of German trench defense is this cylindrical concrete structure, nicknamed the "pillbox." These strongholds, roughly made all in one piece dot the entire length of the Hindenburg line. Used singly they are merely shelters substitutes for dugouts, with the proper internal arrangements and loop holes they are machine gun posts, or clustered together they make redoubts. The "pill-bor" is not easily shattered by shell fire; this one still stands in spite of the terrific bombardment during the British advance which captured it Central News

KAMERAD !

KAMERAD ! The photograph below was snapped at 4:30 o'clock in the morning by a French cuirassier" who had just taken part in a surprize attack on the German position. It shows the first of the Boches to leave their trenches. They have thrown down their guns and are running toward the French troops, crying Kamerad!" and holding up their hands as they offer to surrender themselves as prisoners. Reports from the western front suggest an increasing willingness on the part of German soldiers to exchange the hardships of fighting for the comparative comfort of a prison camp I ndertrood & Undercood

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