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ID number E01889
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass transparency (positive)
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer (Photographer)
Place made Belgium: Western Front (Belgium), Menin Road Area, Hellfire Corner
Date made 27 September 1917


Hellfire Corner on the Menin Road, in the Ypres Sector. This well named locality was continually under observation and notorious for its danger. At night this road was crammed with traffic, limbers, guns, pack animals, motor lorries and troops. Several motor lorries received direct hits at different times and were totally destroyed. The dead bodies of horses, mules and men were often to be seen lying where the last shell had got them. The neighbourhood was piled with the wreckage of all kinds of transport. A 'sticky' spot that was always taken at the trot. Left to right is Ypres Wood on Railway Ridge in background, hessian camouflage on the corner, Hooge, track to Gordon House veers to the right with Leinster Farm in the distance.