Soldiers running to take shelter from a heavy shellburst at Glencorse Wood in the Ypres salient. ...

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Accession Number E00737
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Maker Wilkins, George Hubert
Place made Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Ypres
Date made 20 September 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Soldiers running to take shelter from a heavy shellburst at Glencorse Wood in the Ypres salient. A print from this negative is held in the Wilkins papers at the Byrd Polar Research Centre, The Ohio State University Archives, and carries the following inscription in Wilkins' hand: ' A shell burst in a front line trench in France. This was the last picture I took that day for the next shell wrecked the camera". Wilkins was also wounded.