The village of Kemmel
|Title||The village of Kemmel|
|Maker||Benson, George (Artist)|
|Place made||Belgium: Western Front (Belgium), Ypres Area, Kemmel|
|Date made||June 1917|
|Medium||watercolour on paper|
|Measurement||backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 18.6 x 23.2 cm|
View of the village of Kemmel from a hillside. Kemmel Ridge was a key feature on the French-Belgium border that came under attack during the German Army's Lys offensive of April 1918. British and dominion forces held the ridge against a series of German assaults between 17 and 19 April 1918. The Germans renewed their attack on 26 April and, having broken through the French forces holding the line to the south of the ridge, were able to wrest it from its defenders.