The battle of Messines is considered one of the most successful battles on the western front. It saw the detonation of 19 underground mines underneath German mines, resulting in a resounding victory for the Allies.
Mining - the process of laying mines underground was a key art of the the Battle of Messines between 1914 and attack began with the simultaneous detonation of 19 huge mines in shafts dug beneath the German lines
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, attends the Battle of Messines Ridge commemorations in Messines on June The Battle of Messines took place June 1917 and was an offensive conducted by the British Second Army, during the First World War.
THE BATTLE OF MESSINES, JUNE 1917
A dud shell embedded in a tree on the Messines Road, Ypres.