Mr and Mrs A T Sharp and others inspecting the German ‘Batterie Pommern’ gun, colloquially known ...

Place Europe: France
Accession Number J00647
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Maker Unknown
Place made Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Koekelare
Date made c 1920
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Mr and Mrs A T Sharp and others inspecting the German ‘Batterie Pommern’ gun, colloquially known as “Lange Max” or “Long Max”. This gun is set in an established emplacement at the entrance to The Mole. From the collection of Mr Alfred Thomas Sharp. Mr Sharp was the Commonwealth Immigration Officer of Victoria and was based in the London Office during the First World War. He and his wife hosted and visited many soldiers, particularly those from Victoria, who were recuperating in London. He also photographed many Australian graves in English cemeteries. His photograph collection relating to this period in London was bequeathed to the Memorial in 1922 after his death. During his time in London he was a member of the British Volunteer Regiment, serving with the Willesden Battalion, Middlesex Volunteer Regiment.

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