Bapaume to Bullecourt

Accession Number F00045
Collection type Film
Measurement 16 min
Object type Actuality footage, Short film
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Baldwin, Herbert Frederick
Malins, Geoffrey
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Albert Bapaume Area, Bapaume, France: Picardie, Somme, Bapaume Cambrai Area, Bullecourt
Date made March 1917-April 1917
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

The advance on Bapaume and Bullecourt after the Germans had retreated to the Hindenburg Line. Shows Australians participating during this action. The infantry advancing across no-man's land; the construction of light railway for the conveyance of stores to Bapaume during the advance. Bapaume was occupied on 17 March 1917; it had been destroyed by the Germans. The town hall was blown up by a delayed action mine placed there by the Germans in the hope that the town hall would be used as a headquarters. No high staff occupied the place but about 30 men were sleeping there when the explosion occurred - 6 men were rescued alive. Villages and artillery shown under heavy shellfire.

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