'Haughty Prussians with machine guns captured by "Old Contemptibles" in our advance at Pozieres', 1916
Stereoscopic photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1916.
From 17 July 1916, during the Battle of the Somme (1 July to 18 November 1916), the village of Pozières on the main road running north from Albert to Bapaume, was on the front line. It was attacked on 23 July by 1st Australian Division, supported by the British Territorial battalions of the 145th Infantry Brigade. The position was taken, but with heavy losses.
One of 100 stereoscopic photographs.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection