Loading up supply tanks

Unit Supply personnel units
Accession Number ART03605.044.003
Collection type Art
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 35.4 x 50.4 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description charcoal on paper
Date made c. 1917-1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

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Description

Depicts soldiers loading supply tanks. Inscription associated with this sketch: "Loading up supply tanks for attack of 8 August. These carried ammunition, wire, supplies etc and were in position in the Bois l'Abbe; and on the evening of 7 August were all destroyed by evening shellfire. All the supplies for the [illeg.] had to be taken up on the 8th by GS wagons. Lieut [illeg.] of the 4th D.A.C. taking up 14 GS wagons loaded with S.A.A. to the frontline in broad daylight. He got back without having one casualty."

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