Worn out German prisoners taken in the new push round Messines

Worn out German prisoners taken in the new push round Messines

German prisoners, Messines, Belgium, 1917. This image shows a group of German prisoners. They are all lying on the ground and appear to be sleeping. One soldier is using his helmet as a pillow. Whilst many photographs were deliberately taken as propaganda, some, like this, provide us with a more honest account of war and the people involved. The Battle of Messines Ridge (June 1917), commanded …