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ID number E00765
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original whole plate negative
Photographer Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made Western Front: Western Front (Belgium), Menin Road Area, Hannebeek
Date made 20 September 1917


German dead along their front line posts near Hannebeek, after its capture in the Battle of Broodseinde on the Menin Road on 20 September 1917. The 5th, 6th and 7th Brigades advanced over this area from Westhoek Ridge, which faintly shows in the distance. The white line (across the centre of photograph) is a tape track, a canvas strip about 2 inches wide, indicating the direction the advancing infantry have taken, for the benefit of those following behind.