ROMANI. 1916-06-01. TENT LINES OF THE 1ST AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE (1ALH) BRIGADE DURING BOMBING OF ...

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Accession Number J02888
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Maker Smith, Francis Henry
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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ROMANI. 1916-06-01. TENT LINES OF THE 1ST AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE (1ALH) BRIGADE DURING BOMBING OF THEIR CAMP. THE EXPLOSION IS THAT OF THE FIRST BOMB DROPPED ON THE AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE IN THE PALESTINE CAMPAIGN. IT WAS ONE OF EIGHT RELEASED FROM A TAUBE SOON AFTER DAYBREAK AND FELL IN THAT PORTION OCCUPIED BY B SQUADRON OF THE 3RD REGIMENT, KILLING EIGHT MEN AND WOUNDING TWENTY-TWO. FORTUNATELY OTHER BOMBS MISSED THE MARK. IN ADDITION TO THE CASUALTIES AMONGST THE MEN, THIRTY-SIX HORSES WERE KILLED, NINE WOUNDED, AND 123 MISSING. (DONOR F.H. SMITH)