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IWM caption : Battle of Pilckem Ridge 31 July - 2 August : stretcher bearers struggle in mud up to their knees to carry a wounded man to safety near Boesinghe on 1 August. The look of agonised desperation on the men's faces has made this image a favourite choice to indicate the appalling conditions on the Western Front. FURTHER INFORMATION: Man third from left possibly identified as Jimmy Coates, who served with the 36 Ulster Division attached to the Field Ambulance Corps - information provided by his son in 2005.

Date 1 August 1917
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