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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 03:59:58 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, January 18, 1918.


  This morning at 1 o'clock, in front of the Athletic Club in Goldfield, a holdup occurred and the victim, John Graf, was shot three times and instantly killed by the man who ordered "Hands up!"

  John Graf had been an employee of the Tonopah Belmont Mining company since last March. In June he left the company's employment and went to San Francisco on a vacation. In September he returned and again resumed work with his old employer. On the 16th instant he drew his time, and went to Goldfield yesterday morning.

  During yesterday and last night, while taking in the various resorts of the gold camp, he exhibited a handful of gold coin. During the day and evening James Hughes, a Goldfield lad who has a police record, in company with Caspar Stelner and another resident of Goldfield, accompanied Graf on his rounds of pleasure seeking. About 1 o'clock Stelner and Graf started for the red-light district and when in front of the Athletic club they were accosted by a man with a white handkerchief over his face.

  "Hands up!" he ordered, leveling a gun at Graf.

  It is presumed that Graf made some remonstrance. The hold-up fired three shots into Graf's body, killing him instantly. The murderer then ran from the scene. The shooting was witnessed by several men, who saw the hold-up running up the street.

  Stelner says that he does not know who the hold-up was, explaining that he was very intoxicated. He remembers, however, that the murderer had a white handkerchief over his face.

  James Hughes was arrested shortly after the killing and placed in jail. A pistol was found in a vacant lot a few feet from where the crime was committed. It is said to be a known fact that Hughes took this gun from a saloon where it had been behind the bar for several days just prior to the time of the killing.

  When Graf's clothing was searched $340 in gold was found in his pockets, the holdup having been unable to take the money, owing to the fact that the sound of the three shots brought a crowd and officers immediately to the scene.

  John Graf is well spoken of by the people of Tonopah as a quiet, industrious man, who, at times, was addicted to drinking. An inquest is being held today in Goldfield and a chain of evidence is being wound around Hughes.


  Charles Gravel, a Belgian, who had been employed in local mines for some time, died at 3 o'clock this morning in the county jail. He had been drinking heavily since payday, buying liquor by the bottle and taking it to his cabin. Last evening he was taken to jail, where proper treatment could be given him.


  William Berne, the Russian wrestler, and Crith Theophelus, the Greek ditto, will meet on February 22, it was at last decided late yesterday. Berne will meet Victor Ajax February 12. Both matches will be promoted by the Business Men's Athletic club.

  This apparently ends the on again off again business, and everybody is satisfied, except, perhaps, the promoters who thought they had Berne and the Greek matched for this month.

  While the articles were being signed Theophelus acclaimed his conviction that Berne had "yellow feet" an original way of saying yellow streak and cold feet at the same time. Berne didn't appreciate the originality and cracked Crith a wallop on the jaw, but bystanders separated 'em. That was no stage punch either.

  At 11 o'clock this morning the hand of death, was laid heavily upon the home of Fred Huber, at Summit street, near McCullough avenue, when it robbed him of his wife and helpmate, Emma Huber, and the mother of two little girls, Martha, aged 11 years, and Mildred, aged 9.

  Mrs. Huber had been ill for about two weeks, the physician diagnosing the trouble as uraemlc poisoning, but her condition was not considered serious and her death came as a distinct shock to the little family.

  The deceased was born in Germany on March 2, 1879, and had resided in Tonopah for twelve years, Mr. Huber being employed as timberman at the Belmont Mine. She was a most devoted wife and mother, all her interests being centered in her home, she taking exceptional pride in her garden, which in the summer was a veritable beauty spot in the desert.

  Besides her husband and daughters, she is survived by a sister, who resides in Seattle. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 02:57:27 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.

Royal Field Artillery horses are sheltered near a ruined church in Ytres, 18 January, 1918. © IWM (Q 8446)

A horse of the Royal Field Artillery stalled in a ruined house at Ytres, 18 January 1918. © IWM (Q 8440)

Salvaged steel helmets captured from the enemy are collected by British troops and stockpiled awaiting disposal at Metz, 18 January 1918. © IWM (Q 8444)

Private Ernest Edward Turner 491230. Unit: 2nd/13th Kensington Battalion, London Regiment. Death: 18 January 1918 Died of wounds Egypt. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Turner, of 3, Byton Rd., Tooting, London. © IWM (HU 119376)

Random Topics / Re: 2018 Dead Pool List
« on: Yesterday at 02:02:45 AM »
My lists are usually just people I want to die and none of them usually do. Not even McCain. ::)

Go ahead and make up a list, Doc.  Research those people that you want to die, they might have health problems.  Lots of sports and show biz people ripe for a visit with the Grim Reaper.  I look for McCain to be the first on everyone's lists to go.  He went home awhile back and hasn't been heard from since. 

Random Topics / Re: 2018 Dead Pool List
« on: Yesterday at 01:52:31 AM »
Weinstein will be getting “honorary” lifetime achievement awards from Hollywood within 5 years.

I started to watch a Netflix film that had two hot sisters vacationing down in Mexico and I think they go deep sea diving and find something horrible.  The opening credits rolled and there was Weinstein and his brother listed as producers.  I kept wondering if Harvey tried to get it on with the two actresses and I lost my train of thought.  I finally gave up on watching the thing.

Random Topics / Re: 2018 Dead Pool List
« on: Yesterday at 01:43:08 AM »
Good list. Most of them are way up there now save for Oprah (wishful thinking?)

Ha, no I've got nothing against Oprah.  I wish her a long life and all but I keep getting this image of her staff finding her dead in a chair with a cup of coffee still in her hand.  It seems like she is always borderline overweight and what with all the pressures of her empire to build and look over...well, her heart will go 'pop' and that's it.  I was going to pick Tony Bennett, now he's another one that's getting up there, but no, I'll stick with Oprah.

Random Topics / Re: 2018 Dead Pool List
« on: Yesterday at 01:29:13 AM »
1. George Bush (Sr.)
2. Kirk Douglas
3. Mel Brooks
4. Harry Belafonte
5. John McCain
6. Ed Asner
7. Hugh Downs
8. Bob Newhart
9. Carl Reiner
10. Oprah Winfrey

Politics / Re: Political Trivia
« on: Yesterday at 12:28:55 AM »
Who sought the Republican nomination for President 9 times?

Harold Stassen...

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: January 17, 2018, 03:48:34 PM »

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: January 17, 2018, 03:37:20 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, January 17, 1918.

  Late this afternoon a conference was held in Harry Greir's office to consider the holding of the match on January 22, the Business Men's club to promote it. The match has been on again, off again 57 times today.

  William Berne, the Russian wrestler and Crith Theophelus, the Greek who comes mighty close to being Berne's equal on the mat, will meet in the Airdome on the night of January 26, catch-as-catch-can, three falls to a finish.

  This is the final decision, after a good deal of backing and filling, decision and reconsiderations. Harry Greir, matchmaker for the Business Men's club, signed up the Russian to meet AJax next month. The next night Tony Barragage signed up Berne and Theophelus for the 26th. When Greir heard of it he held that Berne had agreed not to engage in any match before the AJax date. Berne was anxious to do the right thing and last, at a conference in Greir's office, said that he would call off the Theophelus match, and pay out of his own pocket any expenses acquired by the promoters. It looked at midnight last night as though everything had been fixed, and there was some talk of Berne meeting the Greek after the Ajax match. Theophelus, however, opined that it might prove difficult to bear the expenses of the long wait for the match. Berne told him briefly that he might learn to "poosh the car" at $5 per, and Crlth replied with some heat that he (Crlth) would break Berne's neck for him.

  This morning Berne discovered to his dismay that the interpretation placed on his decision by the fans was that he was afraid of the big Greek and was running away from him. It made him angry and decisive at the same time. He cancelled his trip to Los Angeles, explained to Greir that he would have to meet Theophelus this month and, if the business men so decided, would have to forego the Ajax match.

  The contract signed by the Greek and Berne is a unique one. It stipulates that the first fall of the go shall be "rough stuff," with practically nothing barred in the way of holds and tactics. The remaining falls are to be "clean."


  Vern R. Smith, timekeeper for the Louisiana Mining company at Tybo, and his bride, who was Miss Camille de Berri before her marriage to Smith in Goldfield on January 5, left for San Francisco this morning to testify in the trial of the alleged Hindu plotters, charged with fostering a revolt in India, before United States District Judge Van Fleet.

  United States Marshal Gray of Nevada came up from Carson Saturday and Sunday served a subpoena on Mrs. Smith at Tybo.

  Smith is a graduate of the University of California. He was suspended in 1915, a few months before his graduation, on a charge of stealing a knife from the clothing of a fellow student.

  He claimed that his difficulty was due to the fact that he belonged to the Cosmopolitan club and was active in this organization. 

  Mrs. Glllingham, known as Miss Camille de Berri, since her divorce from W. B. Glllingham, headed the committee appointed by the Cosmopolitan club to investigate the charges against Smith. She at the time was a special student in the university and a writer for a French publication.

  It was through her efforts that the matter was finally brought before the faculty, which exonerated Smith and overruled the student body, which had suspended him.

  Mrs. Smith has had a spectacular career. She was sued for divorce by Giillngham, a wealthy mining man, and was later the central figure in an alienation-of-affection suit in which Glllingham asked $100,000 damages from William B. Shooler, attorney and politician of San Francisco. The suit was later settled out of court. The husband withdrew his divorce complaint, she then filed an action for divorce in the Alameda county superior court and secured a decree.

  Mrs. Smith figured in the Hindu conspiracy case when evidence was introduced by the government showing that Taraknath Das was using a safe deposit box rented by the then Mrs. Glllingham, in which he kept formulas for making bombs and infernal machines.

  Mrs. Glllingham was questioned by United States Attorney John W. Preston. She promised to testify and tell all she knew of the plot. Then she disappeared. Since then the marshal has been searching for her. She will be used as a witness at an early date by the government.

  When the couple were married in Goldfield on January 5, Mrs. Smith gave her maiden name as Miss Camille de Berri and said her home address was Los Angeles, Cal. Smith gave his address as Tybo, Nev. Mrs. Smith is a woman of striking appearance. Smith has been time keeper at Tybo for six months.


  Judge Averill today in the Fifth judicial district court rendered a decision in writing in the case of Arna Fecht Robertson, plaintiff, versus James Cuthbert Robertson, defendant. This case was tried before Judge Averill without jury. He briefly states in his opinion the facts found and the conclusions of law reached, as follows:

  Facts found: The facts found are as stated in the amended answer, except as otherwise indicated by the opinion attached hereto, filed herewith and made a part hereof.

  Conclusions of law reached: The defendant is entitled to judgment in accordance with the prayer of his amended answer.

  The defendant is entitled to a judgment in his favor for costs.

  Wherefore; let judgment be entered accordingly.

  Counsel for defendant is hereby directed to prepare findings of facts and conclusions of law in accordance herewith and to submit the same for approval. The formal findings should by reference thereto adopt the opinion filed herewith to the extent that the same passes upon the facts of the case.

  The defendant, according to the decision, will have to pay the sum of $225 and interest, which amounts to about $12.


JACK GRANT, chief of police, is rapidly recovering from his operation for appendicitis, and it is thought will tomorrow afternoon be able to be removed to his home from the hospital.

WITH the appearance of new cases of scarlet fever, the public schools were today closed so that the rooms could be fumigated, by order of Health Officer Masterson. The school will reopen tomorrow morning as usual.

AFTER a general survey of the "undesirable" crop in Tonopah last night, the officers notified three of the gentry to report at the office of the chief of police tonight at 7 o'clock, as he desired a little conversation with them. They will be gently advised to leave town if they show the usual inability to prove "visible means of support."

Random Topics / Re: Horrible movies that YOU like.
« on: January 16, 2018, 11:55:52 PM »
Saw this years ago.  Pretty bad, but I would watch it again.  F'n YouTube wants to charge people to see it.  No way.

Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: January 16, 2018, 05:45:53 AM »

Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: January 15, 2018, 06:45:47 PM »
This is what you would see while looking North on Sunset and Vine in Hollywood, California.  Sixty four years ago, that is.  Some guy named Harry wrote a note on the back and dated it July 20, 1953.



Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: January 15, 2018, 03:32:25 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, January 15, 1918.


  Last Saturday evening while the power and lights of the Nevada-California Power company were out for a short time, George Beckley, leasee of the Kendall block, went into the basement where is installed the motor that runs the oil furnace which furnishes heat to the building and which has an automatic shut-off. But in this case the automatic had failed to work.

  On entering the motor room Mr. Beckley noticed that considerable gas was in evidence and took precautions by lighting a piece of paper and throwing it into the room. No explosion occurred and he then lighted a whole newspaper and threw it in. A blast followed and a flare-back that shot through the door at which Beckley was standing burned him about the head.
  He is now at the Mine Operators' hospital. It is believed that his eyesight was not permanently impaired.


  H. T. Bloom, employee of the Louisiana Mining company, is around with his arm in a sling as the result of an accident Sunday night. Bloom was coming in from Tybo with a company truck, "Shorty" Kutzkau driving, when the carburetor developed symptoms that necessitated investigation. Bloom started adjusting the mechanism, when the truck's front wheel encountered a chuck hole and the resultant jar flung Bloom off the machine, breaking his wrist.

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: January 15, 2018, 02:35:01 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.

French troops watching the arrival of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at Ham to take over a section of the line south of the Somme, 15 January 1918. © IWM (Q 10652)

Troops of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers march into Ham to take over a section of the line south of the Somme, 15 January 1918. Note the goat mascot. © IWM (Q 10653)

British and French soldiers gather together in Ham on the Somme as the 36th Division takes over part of the line from the French, 15 January 1918. © IWM (Q 10655)

From the Europeana Collection.

Shot-up church at Tezze. Date: January 15, 1918.

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: January 14, 2018, 06:12:40 PM »
I was wondering why you always show the same comic strip but apparently comic strips as a thing really didn't pick up until the introduction of Gasoline Alley and Ripley's Believe It or Not toward the end of the year of 1918.

Everett is easy to locate and display so it is mostly for convenience sake.  Plus I like it when he gives occasional comeuppance to people that deserve it.  There are some full panel Sunday comics in the Sun and the Times but they are difficult to reproduce and I find them kind of boring actually.  That said, I really dig Gasoline Alley so I am glad you noted that it is coming up later on in 1918.  Will be on the look out for it.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: January 14, 2018, 05:50:17 PM »
Sorry I can't help. I recall the show. Interestingly the show offered for sale at, or near, the time when they sold "tapes" was listed as only 2 hours, #000307C, at $14.50 but says "repeated on 3/18/00," so that could be another date for which to search around? The "urban legend" guest was a Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun Times, another possible search idea? But it would appear that that tape or archive didn't get the whole show? (Unless the urban legend was also the Mojave Phonebooth, but I recall some camping dude in that segment, not a journalist from Chicago.) Good luck, if you find it post a link.

Also to consider is that the show wasn't full length because the broadcast was cut short.  I can recall Art leaving early due to health problems, (mostly his back) and the occasional thunder storm that would cut his power off over there in the desert.  I'm not sure if they note those things on the re-broadcast shows.

Random Topics / Re: Rate my New song
« on: January 14, 2018, 05:44:24 PM »
How many people are doing it?  I like the way the on and off cymbols make an electronic noise effect.  And the way that the song has a lot in common with a variety of rock music but doesn't entirely mimic other groups. It's a catchy refrain, although I couldn't make out the words in the verses.  The sound was great, no up and down extremes, and pretty constant.  For rock music it is nice work!

Pretty sure that's ksm32 himself on all instruments and vocal.  Dubbing, you know?  It is a very well done tune, especially when you consider that it is just one person.

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: January 14, 2018, 03:34:45 AM »
From the Library of Congress.

The Seattle Star, January 14, 1918.

The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, January 14, 1918.


  This morning at 10 o'clock Sheriff W. A. Thomas sold at sheriffs sale the seats and piano of the Liberty Theater. The articles were brought in by Mrs. Jenny D. Turner of Reno for $199.50. She had an attachment against the same for $705.

  The moving picture machine, valued at $750, was not sold, as it is still under attachment and legal questions have arisen in regards to its sale, owing to the lapsing of installments.


  Sunday morning some boys took the hose cart at the depot out on the road and pulled all the hose off the cart, then put the cart back in the house. Mr. Jack Peck of the freight depot notified the fire department of the condition.

  Anyone meddling with anything pertaining to the fire apparatus, except for fire protection, will be immediately prosecuted.

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: January 14, 2018, 03:01:02 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.

British troops arriving to relieve the French on the Seraucourt-le-Grand road, 14 January 1918. © IWM (Q 78271)

British field kitchens arriving to relieve the French on the Seraucourt-le-Grand road, 14 January 1918. © IWM (Q 78272)

British soldiers in front of the ruins of the sugar factory at Seraucourt-le-Grand, 14 January 1918. © IWM (Q 61235)

Corporal of the Machine Gun Corps traversing German communication trenches at night at Cambrai, 14 January 1918. © IWM (Q 6969)

From The Europeana Collection.

Czeremoszno: local road. (14 / I.1918).

Random Topics / Re: feel horrible
« on: January 14, 2018, 01:28:55 AM »
Just to clarify, you can even show people being killed.  Case in point, Kennedy and the Zapruder film.

You are right.  For some reason I thought depiction of death was listed as a no-no on the rules page.  It isn't. 

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: January 13, 2018, 08:42:37 PM »
I'm sure the exasperated Peter Davenport of the day was tired of official explanations about "Chinese laterns" and also the pesky crank telegraph messages the kids keep doing.
ps: actually an "interesting" report, curious what it was.

Two headlights, hmmm.  A new type of aircraft being tested?  Perhaps Area 51 is older than we thought.  lol

Random Topics / Re: feel horrible
« on: January 13, 2018, 06:14:40 AM »
even if MV bans me i will make sure to toss him 50 bucks every couple months or whatever. i promise.

GB, you worry too much about being banned.  Really, you have nothing to worry about as long as you don't reveal private info about another member, or post pics that show people being killed, or porno...cocks, tits, ass or pussy.  Anyway, glad to see you back, and that $50 pledge is very nice of you to make.

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: January 13, 2018, 03:44:50 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.

A general scene showing men of the York and Lancaster Regiment, probably 2/4th Battalion part of the 187th Brigade, using a machine gun mounted for anti-aircraft use, in trenches on the 62nd Division Front between Oppy and Gavrelle. © IWM (Q 8430)

An officer of the York and Lancaster Regiment, probably 2/4th Battalion in the 187th Brigade, checks the gas respirators of his men in a trench on the 62nd Division Front between Oppy and Gavrelle, 13 January, 1918. © IWM (Q 8433)

From the Europeana Collection.

Inspection of the Kaiserschützenregiment.Nr.3 by S.M. Emperor Charles I, Mezzolombardo. Date: January 13, 1918.

Triangulation in the conquered area of Italy. Date: January 13, 1918.

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: January 12, 2018, 03:41:21 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, January 12, 1918.


  John Delks, who last Monday night saw a mysterious light, supposedly some sort of air machine, was vindicated last night. This time the mysterious moving light was seen by a large number of people, all of whom agreed upon the general aspect of the visitor. The light was seen over Mount Brougher at about 7 o'clock last evening. It was moving in a southwesterly direction. Most of those who saw it declare there were two lights, apparently a machine with two headlights.

  Flights of any sort of aircraft, except those manned by United States army men, are absolutely forbidden.

  Weatherman Asher declares that there can be no sound meteorological explanation for the phenomenon, so the mysterious lights are pleasantly inexplicable.

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: January 11, 2018, 10:42:07 PM »
My weak google searches gives me some modern actor but was surprised The Eagles were doing gigs back then. They are older than I even thought last time they toured!

The "crime report" was lacking, in my mind, with regard to more racial/ethnic/religious trigger-words and "dog-whistles," as they are called now. Clearly the "Paddy" case could've mentioned some Fenian sympathies or criminal tendencies towards drink and fights. And in the former case it should have been made clear that while most "Mexicans" use knives that the use of a rifle was a more unique situation. Maybe brought upon by his Indian squaw wife being affiliated with Comancheros and gun running. And the obvious, no commentary on the Slavic Hecinovich, at least some passing comment on that.

Yeah, even giving Glenn Frey the benefit of the doubt that he was at least twenty years old back in 1918, that would still make him about 118 at the time of his death back in 2016.  Not a bad run, actually.

How To Use BellGab / Re: Error Message
« on: January 11, 2018, 08:58:57 PM »
I get the same error message while trying to access the memberlist.

Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: January 11, 2018, 07:13:22 AM »

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: January 11, 2018, 03:19:24 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, January 11, 1918.


  Victor Ajax and Charlie Pine have signed for a 20-minute wrestling exhibition at the mid-winter carnival of the Knights of Columbus to be held next Tuesday night in the Hippodrome at Goldfield.

  Pine is a 185-pound man who came here recently from Arizona, after a number of successful matches there, and is said to be a good enough man to give the crowd a line on the present condition of Ajax which will be an interesting feature of the match to many people, as it is rumored that Victor is about to again go on the mat. He is now understood to be arranging to sign for a match in Tonopah in the near future.

  Victor is the biggest drawing card, in the opinion of those who follow sports, that the Knights could obtain, as it is always worth going a long way to see the veteran in an exhibition of his uncanny knowledge of the game of which he is a past master. He is now known to be in training and after putting the Masked Marvel in condition for his recent match in Tonopah it is thought that Pine may learn many things from him in twenty minutes.

  Victor's clever exhibition against the fast Tony Ball in the Hippodrome in the summer of 1916 has not yet been forgotten by those who witnessed it, and it is believed that the prospect of seeing him in action again would alone draw a big crowd.

  Sergeant Bryson of the British army, who returned here last evening, has agreed to go on for four rounds of sparring and Young Peterson, who may be remembered as having fought Kid Bromeo on one occasion, will also appear for four rounds. A number of other clever local boys who have been seen in the ring on previous occasions will meet boxers from Tonopah, who have not yet been signed.

  Johnny Morrison will also reappear and an effort is now being made to secure as his opponent a boy who has been fighting in Ely and is now in Tonopah. It is known that if this particular boxer can be secured a fast exhibition will result.

  The Eagles' band has been secured for the night, as has Damon's orchestra, and other features of the carnival aside from the athletic events will soon be ready to announce.

  All the boxing exhibitions and the wrestling match will be refereed by Billy Shue. 


  At 5 o'clock this afternoon Justice Dunseath will have a Mexican who lives in a cabin below the depot before him on a charge of threatening the life of Bob Hecinovich. Hecinovich says the Mexican pointed a rifle at him. The Mexican, who lives with his squaw wife next to the Hecinovich house, says it was a mistake that he can explain.


  Paddy Cannon is still at liberty and so clean an escape did he make that not a single clue as to the direction he took or his present whereabouts was left behind. Sheriff Thomas believes that an accomplice rushed him out of the state in an automobile, getting him across the line before dawn of the day following the escape.

Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: January 11, 2018, 02:41:24 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.

Men from the Royal Artillery outside the German pill box which they used as a dug-out, near Wieltje, 11 January 1918. The ground surrounding the pillbox is waterlogged and shell-marked, indications of the heavy fighting and subsequent bad weather in the area. © IWM (Q 8426)

A British soldier stands inside a group of iron stakes which were to be the framework of a German pillbox, Waterloo Farm, near Broodseinde, 11 January, 1918. The shell-marked ground is waterlogged. © IWM (Q 8425)

The remains of a motor lorry beside a plank causeway through the mud near Ypres, 11 January 1918. © IWM (Q 8423)

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