Australian War Memorial×
ID numberH00563
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeColour - Print
Date madec 1920
DescriptionA copy of a colour printed post card of a 1917 scene on the battlefield in Belgium. The original post card was titled; "The Battle of Polygon Wood From Original Drawing by A. Pearse, War Artist." The following description was printed on the reverse of the card; "One of the most inspiring and historic events during the Battle of Polygon Wood (Belgium), was the planting of the Australian Flag on Anzac Redoubt (German Pill-box), at 7.15 a.m., on September 20th, 1917, by Lieutenant A V L Hull, 18th Battalion. He was killed in action three weeks later." This postcard was produced for sale and all profits were directed to the Australian Comforts Funds.