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15-25 August 1917
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Aerial Map

The introduction of aircraft in WWI resulted in the development of aerial mapping, which was essential for the artillery to be able to range the guns accurately on identifiable, specific enemy targets such as enemy gun batteries and strong points. At Hill 70, the distinctive chalky soil resulted in white lines, delineating the Allied and German trenches on aerial photographs.

 
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