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ID number E01200
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer (Photographer)
Place made Belgium: Western Front (Belgium), Passchendaele Area, Zonnebeke
Date made 12 October 1917


View of the swamps of Zonnebeke on the day of the First Battle of Passchendaele. This photograph indicates the general condition of all depressions on the battlefield on the day of the main assault upon Passchendaele by the 3rd Australian and the New Zealand Divisions, the 4th Division attacking on the flank. During the attack of 26 September, the 1st Division experienced hard fighting over this area. In the background on the right are the ruins of the Zonnebeke Church.