The Messines Ridge, in Flanders, was attacked on 7 June 1917, the II Anzac Corps forming the right of the British attack. (The New Zealand Division took Messines, the 4th Australian Division continuing the assault beyond it, and the 3rd Australian Division attacking on the right of the Army). The ruins of the village itself can be discerned on the crest of the distant hill. The attack, in this sector of the battle, was made from the foot of the nearer hill.
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