View of the swamps of Zonnebeke on the day of the First Battle of Passchendaele. This photograph ...

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Accession Number E01200
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Ypres, Zonnebeke
Date made 12 October 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

View of the swamps of Zonnebeke on the day of the First Battle of Passchendaele. This photograph indicates the general condition of all depressions on the battlefield on the day of the main assault upon Passchendaele by the 3rd Australian and the New Zealand Divisions, the 4th Division attacking on the flank. During the attack of 26 September, the 1st Division experienced hard fighting over this area. In the background on the right are the ruins of the Zonnebeke Church.