This site presents a photographic study of the landscape of Belgium and Northern France which I began in 1995. The project covers a strip of landscape from Dixmuide in Belgium in the north, running south through Arras and the Somme to Verdun in France.

There are additional scattered, but related, areas. All of these locations were areas of significant fighting in the First World War, and were in most cases left totally devastated at the end of the War.

The main focus of the project is to show the contemporary landscape and the pattern of redevelopment and regrowth since 1918. There are several series of photographs which may be accessed via the main project map below.

To access the image catalogues please click on the text links on the map.

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To Navigate through site on the following pages click on thumbnails and images or use the HOME button at the top and bottom of the catalogue pages.