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Battle-Photographs from an Aeroplane: Douaumont Fort

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DOUAUMONT FORT PHOTOGRAPHED FROM AN AEROPLANE ON THE EVE OF A FRENCH ATTACK : FRENCH ARTILLERY PREPARATION IN PROGRESS ON MAY 21.


$ ‘I’ PHOTOGRAPHED FROM AN AEROPLANE JUST DEPORE A PIIINICH ASSAULT: DOAUOuTor PO~RT* AT 10 OCLOCE CU MAT 21


These rremarkable photographs, taken from a French aeroplane, show Doaaumoet Fort, near Verdun, as it appeared from the air just before the reat French assault of May as and 23. In the upper one the French reliminary ambordment of the fort, then in German aunds, is seen in progreas. The French were temporarily arcesasful in recapturing two-thirds of the fort ; but on May 4 the enemy again dislodged them. The work of the French airmen was not confined


Staking ph.eteras. “A ttle befre 6 ‘dlct a the mnerhig o May asr” writes Mr. H. Warmr Alea. “a aemrlae squa&e o . ,Ar .1 f erdm wuet up and passed over the enemy’s iUes. A few minutes later is Germna samunge- baleens hith were flyg cqapive above the right bank of the Men enspdd.e The Fre~ airmen had aL ompshed their mnioa they had depived the G eran artillery of its best mean of bservation and hapered it acden very niderably.”



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Issue 4027. - Vol CXLVIII

Jun, 24 1916

Illustrated London News