The Great War, I was there - Part 21

THE MAPLE LEAF MARCHES IN Courcelette was a village surrounded by amaze of trenches and, with the ruins of a sugar refinery which had been turned into a redoubt, it was a powerful stronghold of the Germans. But when the Canadians pushed forward on September 15,1916, the place soon fell into their hands and they took many prisoners. This photograph, taken shortly after the first onslaught, shows a Canadian working party, carrying picks as well as rifles, marching near the newly-captured ground where they worked to consolidate the positions that had just been gained. Imperial War Museum
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