|Object type||Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other|
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|Place made||Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Ypres|
|Date made||21 September 1917|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Men of the 24th Battalion at Anzac Ridge, in the Ypres Sector, digging a trench in which to bury ...
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.