Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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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

Rights

This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact digitalcommons@ric.edu. All uses must include appropriate attribution.

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

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