Bapaume to Bullecourt

Collection ID F00045
Collection type Film
Title Bapaume to Bullecourt
Measurement 16 min
Date made March 1917-April 1917
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Albert Bapaume Area, Bapaume, France: Picardie, Somme, Bapaume Cambrai Area, Bullecourt
Object type Actuality footage
Maker Baldwin, Herbert Frederick, Malins, Geoffrey
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

The advance on Bapaume and Bullecourt after the Germans had retreated to the Hindenburg Line. Shows Australians participating during this action. The infantry advancing across no-man's land; the construction of light railway for the conveyance of stores to Bapaume during the advance. Bapaume was occupied on 17 March 1917; it had been destroyed by the Germans. The town hall was blown up by a delayed action mine placed there by the Germans in the hope that the town hall would be used as a headquarters. No high staff occupied the place but about 30 men were sleeping there when the explosion occurred - 6 men were rescued alive. Villages and artillery shown under heavy shellfire.

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