From the heights near Sailly-le-Sec, from which the Australian Official Photographer took general ...

Accession Number E02636
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original whole plate negative
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Amiens Harbonnieres Area, Hamel Area, Hamel
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

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.

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