German barbed wire at Beaucourt, November 1916.

This photograph was taken during the Battle of the Ancre (13-18 November 1916), the last British attack during the Somme offensive. Beaucourt was captured by the 63rd (Royal Naval) Division on 14 November. One of forty seven photographs of devastated countryside, towns, villages, railways. Associated with World War One, Western Front (1914-1918).From a group of 550 photographs, compiled by Lord Henry Seymour Rawlinson while Commander in Chief in India, 1916 (c)-1919. Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1916.