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England's King George, who made several visits to the Western Front during the war, climbs a hill to survey the scene at Butte de Warlencourt, France, located midway between Arras and Amiens. Below: The King gazes at the wreckage of Péronne, a French town east of Amiens that was needlessly destroyed by the Germans as they withdrew to the Hindenburg Line.

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