The Battle of Albert, 7 July 1916
Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1916.
Soldiers from 13th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers, rest after their attack on La Boisselle on the Somme. Several display German helmets and bayonets captured as trophies. Originally an objective for 1 July, fierce German resistance meant that the ruined village was not captured until 5 July. This was after several attacks that all resulted in heavy losses.
From a collection of 98 official war photographs.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection