Above: Six photographs taken at the time which are shown assembled into a panorama. We discovered that it was taken at the very spot from which the 6th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers launched their attack on the 26th April 1915. Somewhere in the placid scenery of this photograph lie the remains of George Grieves . . . along with countless others.
Below: The Rundblick Panorama is a German Army Panorama taken in 1916. This depicts the same area of land towards Wieltje and around Mousetrap Farm as is shown in the British panorama at the top of the page.
It should be possible for you to zoom into the panoramas by pressing the "ctrl" key together with either the "+"or "-" key. Can you also find the two crosses on either side of the lone tree in the centre of the British Panorama. A mass grave? Is this the right location? Can you find any sign of the hundreds of soldiers that are there?
Left: Two aerial photographs (click on them to enlarge). One from 1915 shows the area around Mouse Trap Farm. Features can be identified, especially what appears to be an area of intensive shelling. Is it where the two crosses are? Is it on the GHQ line, where the wire caused such carnage on the 26th April? The other photograph is of the same area two years later. The lines, which can be seen, were static after the 2nd battle of Ypres, until June 1917 - when the British attack towards Passchendale was made over the same ground.
Below: Pages from the sketch book of the German Officer Lange (courtesy of the In Flanders Fields Museum).
Right (click to enlarge): This shows two details, one from each of the Panoramas. Opposing views of the same tree in this battlefield?
April 26th, 1915