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German barbed entanglements near Arras

German barbed entanglements near Arras

Roll of razor-wire, France. The photograph shows a roll of tangled and bound razor-wire. It is lying in a field probably as it was left by the retreating side. A figure is just visible in the background. It is believed that Ernest Brooks took this photograph. Razor wire was an effective yet brutal way of keeping the enemy away from your trenches. Metres of it would be placed in front of the tre…