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ID number E04046
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
  • Unknown (Photographer);
  • Unknown Australian Official Photographer (Photographer);
Place made Western Front: Western Front (France), Nord Region, Le Maisnil
Date made 11 November 1918


A German observation post high up in a tree near Le Maisnil. From this look-out the enemy could watch the movements of the 5th Division situated near Fleurbaix, preparing for the attack of 19 July 1916 at Fromelles. According to intelligence obtained in Germany after the Armistice in 1918, the Germans had ample warning of the attack.