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Photograph - Observation Balloon, Ypres, Belgium, World War I, 1917 Image Reg. No: MM 117353

One of a collection of eleven photographs depicting images from World War I. The reverse of photographs feature an 'Australian Official Photograph' copyright stamp and hand written inscriptions by Captain Morris Lewis of the 44th Battalion. The photographs show servicemen and areas of conflict, including the Balkans, the Middle East, Belgium and northern France during World War I.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph.
Description Of Content:
Military observation balloon near Ypres. A crowd of soldiers, a motor car and horses are shown below the balloon.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Returned & Services League of Australia Limited (RSL) Victorian Branch, 1986
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 202 mm (Height), 152 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, motor cars, horses, airships, world war i 1914-1918, aviation, soldiers, balloons, australian art, ballooning, observations, military forces
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: aircraft & air forces
Inscriptions: Printed in red ink on back of photograph: 'AUSTRALIAN OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH'

Hand written in grey pencil on back of photograph: '1259'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium, 1917
Issued By: Australian Imperial Force (AIF), Australia
Related Person (See Comments): Captain Morris Lewis - 44th Battalion, 3rd Division, 1st A.I.F.

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