@1916 WW1 RPPC German photo road from Ypres to Zonnebeke
Postcard photo of road through barren countryside, soldiers pushing carts along narrow ‘rail’ tracks.
German text on back:
"____ Ypern – Zonnebeke Nov 16" (___ Ypres – Zonnebeke Nov 16)
Photo was part of a lot associated with the 163rd infantry regiment.
(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)
Zonnebeke is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders.
Situated in the centre of the Ypres Salient, World War I destroyed the whole area. Left abandoned until the early 1920s, people slowly returned and rebuilt the villages.
The village and district of Zonnebeke and its five villages have the largest concentration of underground constructions from World War I, being located at the centre of the Third Battle of Ypres/Battle of Passchendaele.