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'Lieutenant May, RFA examining a gun captured at Pozieres by 1st Divsion ANZACS, July 1916'

Photograph by Lieutenant Patrick Robert Koekkoek, Royal Engineers, 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 188 copy photographs taken by Lt Patrick Robert Koekkoek, Special Brigade, Royal Engineers.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2002-02-902-76


Copyright: Artist's Estate


National Army Museum, Study collection

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