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Title: Battle of Lys River 1918

Description: A German field gun abandoned during the Battle of Lys River (April 9, 1918 -April 29, 1918); in a second 1918 effort to drive the British Expeditionary Force into the Sea, General Erich Ludendorff (Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff; April 9, 1865-December 20, 1937) sent the Sixth German Army under the command of Ferdinand von Quast (1850-1934) along the Lys River in Flanders, overwhelming a Portuguese division and driving back British troops, until Allied reinforcements stopped the German thrust, which gained ten miles of territory, including Messines Ridge, long-held by the British, but at a cost of 350,000 German casualties; Allied casualties, mostly British, totaled 305,000;

Category: World War I

Keywords: abandoned guns, battlefields, battlegrounds, cannons, field guns, First World War, German artillery, The Great War, gun positions, ordnance, War to End All Wars, World War I, WWI.

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 2475 x 1688 (4.18 MPixels) (1.47)

Print Size: 21.0 x 14.3 cm; 8.3 x 5.6 inches

File Size: 11.97 MB (12,547,130 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000048294

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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