|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|Date made||5 July 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Looking towards Hamel along the communication trench (CT) running from the village to Pear ...
Looking towards Hamel along the communication trench (CT) running from the village to Pear Trench, over the fiercely contested ground won from the enemy in the Australian attack of 4 July 1918. The bodies of two dead German machine gunners bayoneted during the fighting lie on the ground, while the village is being shelled by the enemy. The Germans were caught behind the barrage in the CT and in almost every bay a dead body was found. Map Ref (1:40,000) 62D.P8.D80.90.