|Black & white - Glass original whole plate negative
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|France: Nord Pas de Calais, Nord
|11 November 1918
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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The remains of Sugar Loaf Salient and its concrete shelters. The photograph was taken two years ...
The remains of Sugar Loaf Salient and its concrete shelters. The photograph was taken two years after the battle of Fromelles, fought on 19 July 1916, which was the first major engagement in France in which the 5th Australian Division participated. After several hours of bitter and desperate fighting under disastrous conditions, the Australians were ordered to withdraw. Australian casualties totaled over five thousand. Note the debris visible across the landscape.