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Bridge over the canal at Nesle which the Germans destroyed

Bridge over the canal at Nesle which the Germans destroyed

Women salvaging chairs, Nesle, France, during World War I. The ruins of the canal bridge at Nesle with two elderly French women hurrying over a makeshift plank bridge. They are both carrying chairs, possibly salvaged from the building in the background. Nesle was one of the villages caught in the German advance of March 1918 and recaptured by the Allies in the autumn. The photograph is likely to h…