|Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|France: Picardie, Somme, Amiens Harbonnieres Area, Hamel Area, Vaire
|4 July 1918
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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A parachute, used as an ammunition carrier, caught in the trees at Vaire Wood, during the Battle ...
A parachute, used as an ammunition carrier, caught in the trees at Vaire Wood, during the Battle of Hamel on 4 July 1918, when the supply of ammunition to the infantry by means of parachutes was a feature of aircraft cooperation. The picture was taken the day following, during shelling by the enemy of newly won Australian positions. A heavy burst can be seen to the right.