• Created Date
  • 1917-1918
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
  • Description
  • This lantern slide, “Hazebrouck, France,” shows an aerial view of Hazebrouck, a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Hazebrouck was a small market town before it became an important railway junction in the 1860s. During World War I, Hazebrouck was an important military target, as nearly all British supplies had to travel through the railway there. From October 1914 to September 1917, casualty clearing stations were posted at Haze... more
    This lantern slide, “Hazebrouck, France,” shows an aerial view of Hazebrouck, a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Hazebrouck was a small market town before it became an important railway junction in the 1860s. During World War I, Hazebrouck was an important military target, as nearly all British supplies had to travel through the railway there. From October 1914 to September 1917, casualty clearing stations were posted at Hazebrouck. The Germans shelled and bombed the town between September 1917 and September 1918, making it unsafe for hospitals, but in September and October 1918, No.9 British Red Cross Hospital was stationed there. The Australian 1st Division was stationed there in mid-April 1918, where they stopped the German advance. This slide is part of Springfield College’s series of lantern slides depicting Australian Y.M.C.A. war work during World War I. Some foxing; Text on border reads, "Australian Y.M.C.A. Historical Record Section; General View Hazelbrouck Village Belgium. Part of the Australian Y.M.C.A. WWI Lantern Slide Series. less
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