A parachute, used as an ammunition carrier, caught in the trees at Vaire Wood, during the Battle ...

Unit Australian Flying Corps
Places
Accession Number E03845
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, Vaire
Date made 4 July 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

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.