|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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From the heights near Sailly-le-Sec, from which the Australian Official Photographer took general ...
From the heights near Sailly-le-Sec, from which the Australian Official Photographer took general views of the battle on 4 July 1918, the whole battle ground of Hamel was clearly visible, and about 7.30 am, when this picture was taken, the enemy could be seen massing near the Cerisy-Hamel Road to counter attack. They advanced in mass along the La Motte-Sailly-le-Sec Road deployed behind Accroche Wood, but their effort to drive back the Australians collapsed.