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'Delville Wood, shattered in fierce struggles by the South Africans who heroically resisted fierce attack', 1916

Stereoscopic photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1916.

Delville Wood, to the east of Longueval on the Somme, witnessed fierce fighting throughout July and August 1916. The 1st South African Brigade captured it on 15 July but were then subjected to intense German counter-attacks.

One of 100 stereoscopic photographs.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2001-02-256-54


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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