Cathedrale D'Abbeville

Place Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Abbeville
Accession Number AWM2018.617.6
Collection type Art
Measurement Sheet: 31.6 x 25.8cm; Plate: 27.2 x 15.4cm
Object type Print
Physical description etching on paper
Maker Unknown
Date made c. 1910-1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright unknown


Cathedrale D'Abbeville, also known as Église Saint-Vulfran d'Abbeville or Saint Vulfran Cathedral in Abbeville, Somme. During the First World War, Abbeville was the site of an Allied medical base that serviced casualties of the Somme battlefields. During the Second World War, Saint Vulfran Cathedral sustained heavy damage from bombing and was nearly destroyed.

Belle smith, who served as a nurse during the First World War, brought this print back to Australia from France.