|Object type||Black & white - Glass original quarter plate negative|
British Official Photographer
|Place made||France: Picardie, Somme, Henencourt|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Spectators watch an event at an Australian 5th Division sports meeting in France. The nurses in ...
Spectators watch an event at an Australian 5th Division sports meeting in France. The nurses in the foreground and wearing white are probably British, while those wearing dark veils and coats are possibly French. In the raised enclosure are His Majesty King George V, with General Sir William Riddell Birdwood (standing on the left of the King) and the five divisional commanders and two unidentified officers. Personnel in box identified left to right, back row: Major General John Monash, Officer Commanading the 3rd Division; unidentified; possibly Major General H B Walker, Officer Commanding the 1st Division; unidentified. Front row: Major General Joseph John Talbot Hobbs, Officer Commanding the 5th Division; the King; General Sir William Riddell Birdwood.