|Unit||18th Australian Infantry Battalion|
|Object type||Colour - Print|
|Date made||c 1920|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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A copy of a colour printed post card of a 1917 scene on the battlefield in Belgium. The original ...
A 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.