The Iron Harvest of WW1 – Roger Allen

One hundred years after the start of the First World War the fields of Belgium and France are still providing a macabre harvest of unexploded military ordnance. This week Roger was sent on assignment for the Daily Mirror to cover the story to show how farmers today are dealing with the legacy of the First World War.

Daily Mirror Tuesday 15th July

Daily Mirror Tuesday 15th July

 

100 Years since the start of the First World War. Hilde and Wim Delputte at their farm in the village of Boezinge Belgium where over two hundred bombs where dug up.

100 Years since the start of the First World War. Hilde and Wim Delputte at their farm in the village of Boezinge Belgium where over two hundred bombs where dug up.

 

Belgium army bomb disposal teams collect WW1 bombs that have been unearthed and left by farmers near Ypers in Belgium. Cpl. Nico Sierens with a new collection of rusting shells.

Belgium army bomb disposal teams collect WW1 bombs that have been unearthed and left by farmers near Ypres in Belgium. Cpl. Nico Sierens with a new collection of rusting shells.

 

Belgium army bomb disposal teams collect WW1 bombs that have been unearthed and left by farmers near Ypers in Belgium. Cpl. Nico Sierens with a new collection of rusting shells.

Belgium army bomb disposal teams collect WW1 bombs that have been unearthed and left by farmers near Ypres in Belgium. Cpl. Nico Sierens with a new collection of rusting shells.

 

Belguim army bomb disposal teams collect WW1 bombs that have been unearthed and left by farmers near Ypres in Belgium.

Belgium army bomb disposal teams collect WW1 bombs that have been unearthed and left by farmers near Ypres in Belgium.

 

 

 

 

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