|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|Place made||France: Picardie, Somme, Bapaume Cambrai Area|
|Date made||8 May 1917|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Looking towards Riencourt, in France, from the Hindenberg parapet, on 8 May 1917, whilst the ...
Looking towards Riencourt, in France, from the Hindenberg parapet, on 8 May 1917, whilst the village was in German possession. The 6th Brigade almost reached Riencourt in the attack on 3 May 1917, establishing itself in both the first and second systems of the Hindenburg Line, and for some distance further forward; but the lack of similar success on the flanks compelled a withdrawal to conform with the general line of advance.