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View of Ablainzeville, France, during World War I

View of Ablainzeville, France, during World War I

A British soldier walking up the road into the heavily-shelled village of Ablainzeville. There are the remains of a flimsy barricade across the road amid the wreckage. The danger has clearly passed as the soldier is wearing his service cap, not a steel helmet. Ablainzeville was one of the many small villages in the area to the south of Arras which suffered from the ebb and flow of the Front. Th…