|Black & white - Glass transparency (positive)
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|27 June 1918
First World War, 1914-1918
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Officers of the 11th Battalion, examining part of the machine gun in the German machine gun post ...
Officers of the 11th Battalion, examining part of the machine gun in the German machine gun post (German outpost line before the attack) which parties of the 11th Battalion, operating from the house in the distance, (Australian front line before the attack), about 150 yards, rushed and captured at Mont de Merris, during the guerilla warfare conducted by the 1st Division in defence of the Hazebrouck sector, in June and July, 1918. They met with some opposition as can be seen from the empty cartridge cases lying around. In many of the positions including machine guns with machine guns still in them one would fail to find any expended cartridge cases after an advance. Left to right: A. C. Elliott MC; Lt L. G. Riches MC; Captain John Stuart Dight Walker MC (killed in action 21 July 1918).