Loading a 9.45 inch trench mortar on the Somme, August 1916
Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1916.
Australians load a trench mortar, nicknamed 'the flying pig', during the Battle of Pozieres Ridge (23 July-4 August 1916). The location is the Chalk Pit, situated to the south of Pozieres. Most of the troops involved in this operation belonged to the I Anzac Corps.
From an album of 22 official photographs, 1916-1918.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection