The crater in Lagnicourt (beyond Vaulx-Vraucourt and near the Hindenberg line), the scene some ...

Unit 7th Australian Infantry Brigade
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Accession Number E01016
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Bapaume Cambrai Area, Lagnicourt
Date made 16 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

The crater in Lagnicourt (beyond Vaulx-Vraucourt and near the Hindenberg line), the scene some months earlier of heavy hand to hand fighting. Lagnicourt was captured by the 7th Australian Infantry Brigade on 26 March 1917, and the Germans attacked and won the village on 15 April, but were immediately driven out by the 5th Brigade, who continued to hold it until their withdrawal from the Sector.