|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.