Around The Track.
Track on right-hand side. These photos give are an example
of the flat elevation of farmland in the Neuve Chapelle-Richbourg
The battlefields around Neuve Chapelle is open, flat
country. The ground here is cut by many small drainage
Sometimes in winter the fields were flooded. Because
of the high groundwater level of only 60 cm. deep, the
soldiers were not able to dig trenches in this area,
but constructed instead above ground breastworks. In this country during the rainy days, trench foot would
have been a concern for both Commanders and troops.