Battle of Messines - planning map (cropped) - Battle of Messines (1917) - Wikipedia

Battle of Messines - planning map (cropped) - Battle of Messines - Wikipedia

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.

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.

WW1 Aerial photograph - Messines 1917-06-02 - Battle of Messines (1917) - Wikipedia

Aerial photograph - Messines - Battle of Messines - Wikipedia

George Edmund Butler - Messines Ridge from Hill 63 - Battle of Messines (1917) - Wikipedia

George Edmund Butler - Messines Ridge from Hill 63 - Battle of Messines - Wikipedia

DummyTreeHill63Messines1917 - Battle of Messines (1917) - Wikipedia

Tree converted into camouflaged observation post by Australian troops in preparation for detonating the largest non-nuclear explosion in history - Battle of Messines, Belgium, 1917 -- OPENPICS.

Australian truck near Hill 63 during a bombardment of ANZAC batteries in Messines.

Australian military truck travelling to Hill 63 during an attack on the ANZAC batteries in Messines (AWM - Battle of Messines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Messines

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

A crater from the Battle of Messines, 1917 (Wikipedia)

A crater from the Battle of Messines, 1917 (Wikipedia)

William remembers fallen soldiers who fought in the battle of Messines Ridge in 1917, 100 years ago today

Prince William marks centenary of Battle of Messines Ridge

June Prince William remembers fallen soldiers who fought in the battle of Messines Ridge in 100 years ago today.

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, attends the Battle of Messines Ridge commemorations in Messines on June 7, 2017.. The Battle of Messines took place June 7-14, 1917 and was an offensive conducted by the British Second Army, during the First World War. / AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND

The Battle of Messines Ridge Commemoration

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

THE BATTLE OF MESSINES, JUNE 1917

A dud shell embedded in a tree on the Messines Road, Ypres.

A dud shell embedded in a tree on the Messines Road, Ypres.

Battle of Messines Ridge. British troops viewing the smashed remains of a German bunker and trenches at Oostaverne Wood. June 11, 1917.

Battle of Messines Ridge. British troops viewing the smashed remains of a German bunker and trenches at Oostaverne Wood.

Smashed up German trench on Messines Ridge with dead.

German trench destroyed by a mine explosion. Approximately German troops were killed when the 19 mines were simultaneously detonated.

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