|Object type||Black & white - Glass original whole plate negative|
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|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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The Australian barrage on enemy territory to assist the attack on Hamel, by the 6th, 4th, and ...
The Australian barrage on enemy territory to assist the attack on Hamel, by the 6th, 4th, and 11th Infantry Brigades, assisted by a Battalion of Americans. The picture was taken from the high ground above Sailly-le-Sec. Note by Sergeant A Brooksbank, Gas NCO, 10th Australian Infantry Brigade, reads: 'Gas shell bursts. On extreme left, shell exploded some seconds prior to photo, liquid is still evaporating and vapour is keeping close to ground. In centre shells have just exploded; temporary uplift of gas, due to force of explosion is shown'.