Selected by Patricia Methven, Director of Archives & Information Management


Photograph by CH Foulkes captioned ‘A continuous trench of British and German killed in daily use behind the firing lines’, Ypres 1915.


The sheer ordinariness of the scene, apparently just ditches and fences, is visually compelling; its line of trees presaging the future serried rows of war graves.

Ref: Foulkes 6/94

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