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Yser Floods and German Shrapnel Shells Seen from the Air

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These remarkable photographs were taken from a French aeroplane during a reconnoitring flight above Nieuport and the Yser floods. The airman was about to attack a German acroplane, when the latter took to flight on the appearance of other French machines. Owing to a violent head-wind, the French pilots had considerable difficulty in regaining their own liner, and had to pass over the zone of the enemy’s fire. The German anti-


aircraft guns opened against them, but most of the shells exploded far below. In the lower photograph the sea appears in the background. On the left is Nieuport, in the angle between the Yser and the Furnes Canal. The dark area in the foreground, bounded by the Canal on the left, is the district flooded by the Belgians, who thus effectually impeded the advance of the Germans in that direction.



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Issue 3951. - Vol CXLVI

Jan, 09 1915

Illustrated London News