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ID number EZ0100
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Photographer Brooks, Ernest
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Albert Bapaume Area, Pozieres Area, Pozieres
Date made 28 August 1916

Description

The field of battle, seen from the communication trench known as Centre Way and looking towards Mouquet Farm. In the distance three shells are bursting within the German lines. Two soldiers wearing steel helmets are crouching in a trench on the far right. In the foreground are some sandbags. Between 23 July and early September 1916, as part of the Somme Offensive, the 1st, 2nd and 4th Divisions between them launched 19 attacks on German positions in and around the ruins of Pozieres.