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Photograph - 'Sap on Left Flank', Gallipoli, Private John Lord, World War I, 1915 Reg. No: MM 120011
- Black and white photographic print depicting the 'sap on left flank.' This is a possible reference to 'The Big Sap' which was built following the August Offensive and was used as the main communication trench along the northern flank at Gallipoli.
Attached to a small notebook used as a photograph album, containing 55 black and white photographs of ANZAC soldiers in Egypt, Mudros and Gallipoli during World War I. The photographs were taken by an Australian soldier, Sergeant John Lord or a fellow soldier (to be verified). John Lord served in the 13th Field Ambulance and returned to Australia shortly after the end of the War in 1919.
The album was one of many souvenirs brought back to Australia after World War I by Lord. Part of a larger collection of photograph albums, images, documents and World War I memorabilia donated by John Lord to Museum Victoria.
- Black and white photograph, mounted in a small, blue, army-issued notebook used as a photograph album.
- Description Of Content:
- Road leading to hills with a sap dug into the left hand side (a sap is a narrow trench, normally for communication, made by digging at an angle from the existing trench).
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from J. Lord, 1986
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||65 mm (Height), 45 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, australian army, military memorabilia, militaria australian|
|Themes this item is part of:||Life During World War I in Photographs, Arms Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|Tertiary Classification:||battles & battlefields|
|Inscriptions:||Hand written directly below image in pencil: Sap on Left Flank / Gallipoli 1915|
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Gallipoli Peninsula, Dardanelles, Turkey, 1915|
|Previous Owner:||Sergeant John Lord
Private John Lord was originally identified as the photographer of the album, but as there is no record of him serving on Gallipoli, and images in the album depict Gallipoli, the photographer is probably an unknown soldier.