The cratered landscape at Hill 60 today

Battle of Hill 60 – Three East Surrey Victoria Crosses

Hill 60 had been taken by the Germans in November 1914 during the Battle of First Ypres (Flemish: Ieper). Due to its height it provided an excellent vantage point over Ypres, Zillebeke and the surrounding area. Battle of Hill 60 The British blew several mines under the area on 17th April, and captured it with very few …

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