Men of the 24th Battalion at Anzac Ridge, in the Ypres Sector, digging a trench in which to bury ...

Accession Number E00784
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Ypres
Date made 21 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

Men of the 24th Battalion at Anzac Ridge, in the Ypres Sector, digging a trench in which to bury a telephone cable to Anzac Redoubt, the day following the Australian advance in this area. The tree on the crest of the Ridge near the centre of the photograph, concealed an enemy sniper, who succeeded in wounding the hand of the officer accompanying the Official Photographer, whilst they were coming up to take the picture. During the October fighting, the 2nd Artillery Brigade was badly gassed in this position.

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