A new communication trench


This aerial view was taken at a rather low height. The ruins of a village, probably Beaumont, located a few kmw north of Verdun, can be clearly seen in this pic taken in 1917. The scope of this picture was to check the building of a new communication trench starting from the village. This new communication trench was simply named “nouveau boyau” (new communication trench), before it would receive a new nickname.

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  1. Arial photography from airplanes was recognized very early in the war for its military value, but it must have been very challenging for army technicians to learn the skills that interpreted maps from these black and white photos.

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