The Cathedral and the Place de l'Hotel de Ville. Noyon', 1918.

Noyon: The destruction of this town was perhaps the most cowardly of the German frightfulness. Our picture shows the Cathedral and the Place de l’Hotel de Ville’, 1918. Noyon was almost completely destroyed during the war. It was bombarded particularly hard following the German retirement to the Hindenburg Line in March 1917 and again during their retreat following the Battle of Amiens in August 1918. One of 193 British and Allied official photographs. Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1918. Stereographs consist of two identical photographs paired in such a way that when seen through a special viewing instrument, a stereoscope, they appear as a three-dimensional images. By 1899 the photographs were mounted on thick card that was given a slight curvature to increase the illusion of depth.