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1997.002.2 No 5 – Villers-au-Bois (P.-de-C.) – Guerre 1914-1916. Une grosse marmite vient de frapper cette Maison

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: 1916--

: Jean Takkinen (Estate of Ed Vipond)

: D.A. Longuet

: 1910s, postcard, and World War I

: Villers-au-Bois (Pas-de-Calais)

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1 b/w postcard (8.8 cm x 14.0 cm)

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Postcard of bombed-out house, Villers-au-Bois, Pas-de-Calais, France, following bombardment by German forces during World War I. Title translates as 'A big bomb just hit this house.' Photo by D.A. Longuet, Paris; postcard by Charles Ledieu, Arras. Inscription on rear from Fred Vipond of Nakusp, who fought here with the Canadian Corps: 'The nearest inhabited Village to Vimy ridge. the flare lights & shell bursts were before the April 9th visible from here. We were billeted here for a while last winter. F.V.'

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