Waiting in the trenches near Flers, September 1916
Lantern slide, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1916.
Soldiers from 2nd Battalion The Auckland Regiment of 2nd New Zealand Brigade wait in a trench near Flers on the Somme. During the Battle of Flers-Courcelette (15-22 September 1916) the New Zealand Division successfully captured a position known as the Switch Line between High Wood and Flers. This was the formation's first major engagement on the Western Front.
From a box of 50 lantern slides.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection