Hamel Wood and Vaire Wood, from Pear Trench, looking along the sunken road, which was lined with ...

Unit 15th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number E02705
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made France
Date made 4 July 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Hamel Wood and Vaire Wood, from Pear Trench, looking along the sunken road, which was lined with enemy trench mortars and machine guns, and which constituted the first obstacle captured by the 15th Battalion. Many Americans and Australians became casualties as a result of the fire from this position, the ground on the right being thickly strewn with dead.