|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|Place made||France: Picardie, Somme, Amiens Harbonnieres Area, Villers-Bretonneux Area, Monument Wood|
|Date made||9 July 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Three unidentified soldiers, gas masks around their necks, stand in trenches previously occupied ...
Three unidentified soldiers, gas masks around their necks, stand in trenches previously occupied by the Germans which were the furthest point reached by the Australian troops in their advance in a daylight raid on Monument Wood, on 9 July 1918. The operation forced the Germans to evacuate the portion of the wood fronting Villers-Bretonneux. A week later the whole position came into Australian possession. Note the tools, flares in the immediate vicinity of the trench and shells stacked on the left.