|Object type||Black & white - Glass original whole plate negative|
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|Place made||France: Nord Pas de Calais, Nord|
|Date made||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.