The Great War, I was there - Part 11

If A BILLET COES UP IN SMOKE During the bright summer months of 1915 the ruined village of Hooge, which lay on the Menin Road, was the scene of desperate fighting, for near that place there were positions which were vital to those who held them. Attacks and counter-attacks were carried out again and again, leaving behind a trail ot carnage and destruction. Here is a photograph of the destruction taken in 1915 on the outskirts of Hooge, where a farmhouse, used as a billet, was struck and set ablaze by shellfire. Imperial War Museum
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