|Object type||Black & white - Film original negative 5x4" nitrate|
|Place made||France: Picardie, Somme, Amiens Harbonnieres Area, Hamel Area, Hamel|
|Date made||4 July 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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A unique photo of a disabled British RE8 aircraft diving towards earth during the 4th Australian ...
A unique photo of a disabled British RE8 aircraft diving towards earth during the 4th Australian Infantry Brigade attack at Vaire Wood in the Battle of Hamel. It was subsequently discovered that the machine had been hit by a presumably faulty shell. The aircraft is possibly either B5073 or C4580 which were both shot down during the Battle of Hamel. Note the outer panels of the upper wing have collapsed and folded back.