The Western Front, a new battlefield
"The men were simply turned in there as into some ghastly giant mincing machine"
By the time the Australian troops arrived in France in 1916, the Western Front had bogged down into stalemate. It was clear that attacking strongly entrenched enemy positions protected by barbed wire, machine-guns, and artillery would be enormously costly to the attacker. This new battlefield would test the Australians to their limits.
Soldiers resting en route to the trenches, December 1916.
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Men of the 10th Light Horse Regiment at a polling booth at Hod Willegha, Sinai, October 1916.
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Soldiers make their way through the muddy Somme landscape.
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The wounded on the stretchers are waiting to be taken to the clearing stations while others walk as far as they can.
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Watering horses in the Jordan Valley.
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