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Engineer officers waiting for Zero, Thiepval, September 1916

Photograph Lieutenant Patrick Koekkoek, Royal Engineers, World War One, Western Front (1914-18), 1916.

18th (Eastern) Division attacked Thiepval Ridge on the Somme on 26 September. It advanced under a creeping barrage, and fought its way up the heights and through the village. After vicious hand-to-hand fighting the British gained control of most of Thiepval. One of 188 copy photographs taken by Lieutenant Patrick Robert Koekkoek, Special Bde, Royal Engineers, 1915-1917.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2002-02-902-160


Copyright: Artist's Estate


National Army Museum, Study Collection

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