Devastating Effects of WWI (15 photos)

Haunting, rare images depict WWI devastation.

A Franco-British frontier post in Northern France, photographed soon after the end of World War One, circa March 1919.
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A view of the the River Ancre in the town of Albert, in France, photographed soon after the end of World War One, circa March 1919.
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The Sugar Factory Bridge in the town of Albert, in France, photographed soon after the end of World War One, circa March 1919.
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The remains of the Hotel de Ville at Arras in Northern France, photographed soon after the end of World War One, circa March 1919.
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The front wall of the Hotel de Ville at Bethune in Northern France, photographed soon after the end of World War One, circa March 1919.
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The East end of the Nave in the Basilique at Saint-Quentin in Northern France, photographed soon after the end of World War One, circa March 1919.
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The village of Neuve Eglise in Northern France, photographed soon after the end of World War One, circa March 1919.
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A huge bomb crater at Messines Ridge in Northern France, photographed soon after the end of World War One, circa March 1919.
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A tree-lined avenue at Locre in Belgium, photographed soon after the end of World War One, circa March 1919.
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All that remains of the town of Ypres in Belgium, photographed soon after the end of World War One, circa March 1919.
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The moat and the ramparts at Ypres in Belgium, photographed soon after the end of World War One, circa March 1919.
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The canal at Diksmuide in Belgium, photographed soon after the end of World War One, circa March 1919.
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St Martin’s cathedral, at Ypres in Belgium, photographed soon after the end of World War One, circa March 1919.
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St Martin’s Cathedral at Ypres in Belgium, photographed soon after the end of World War One, circa March 1919.
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Remains of the Cloth Hall at Ypres in Belgium, photographed soon after the end of World War One, circa March 1919.
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