Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

Preview

image preview

Date

5-1969

Description

A1969 photograph of World War I trenches in Ypres. Ypres was the starting point of the famous Christmas 1914 truce when German soldiers decorated their trench with candles and sang carols on Christmas Eve 1914. British soldiers quickly joined, and in some places the ceasefire lasted until New Years Day. Ypres, an ancient Belgium town, was the center of intense fighting between Germans and allies. This photograph is of trenches in Sanctuary Wood, Hill 62.

Notes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_truce

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ypres

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

World War, 1914-1918 -- Belgium;

Country Name

Belgium

Region Name

West Flanders

City Name

Ypres

Keywords

historic, World War I, trench, Ypres

Share

COinS