|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
British Official Photographer
|Date made||27 August 1916|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Shell fire and flares towards Pozieres. The pinpoints are bursts of shrapnel. The curved lines ...
Shell fire and flares towards Pozieres. The pinpoints are bursts of shrapnel. The curved lines show the effect on the negative of Verey lights sent up by the Germans from front line trenches to illuminate an area where a raid is expected. Verey lights were flares used for signalling at night and lighting; they came in several colours and were fired from a pistol.