Before Amiens, this village in the Somme valley is here shown (from the south), the day after its ...

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Accession Number E02665
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Amiens Harbonnieres Area, Hamel Area, Hamel
Date made 5 July 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Before Amiens, this village in the Somme valley is here shown (from the south), the day after its capture in a local attack by the 4th, 6th and 11th Australian Infantry Brigades, and attached Americans. General Monash made this operation the opportunity for an experiment in the co-operation of artillery, infantry, tanks, and aeroplanes; and the battle, which was completely successful, was in some respects the model for the subsequent offensive of 8 August. (The streaks of earth are the rims of shell craters or of shallow scars made by the burst of shells with "instantaneous" fuses.)