ID numberE01200
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Glass original half plate negative
MakerUnknown Australian Official Photographer
Place madeBelgium: Western Front (Belgium), Passchendaele Area, Zonnebeke
Date made12 October 1917
DescriptionView 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.