Newfoundland At Armageddon

The Story behind the Tin Triangles

Before the battle, soldiers were instructed to wear, on their backs, large tin triangles (20 cm on each side), cut from cookie tins. The triangles were to help observers easily identify British troops on the battlefield. Unfortunately, the triangles became perfect targets for the Germans, especially the wounded and soldiers running back toward the safety of their own lines.

Excerpt from the documentary «Newfoundland at Armageddon»
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