Irish Guards treat wounded prisoner, Pilckem Ridge, 31 July 1917
This picture shows men from the Irish Guards treated a German prisoner captured during the battle of Pilckem Ridge, the opening phase of the Third battle of Ypres. This picture was taken on 31 July 1917, the first day of the battle.
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Trench, Stephen Bull.
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Rickard, J (19 May 2014), Irish Guards treat wounded prisoner, Pilckem Ridge, 31 July 1917 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_pilckem_ridge_irish_guards.html