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Lantern Slide - Mouquet Farm Looking South Towards Pozieres, Oct 1916 Image Reg. No: MM 036819

Summary:
Lantern slide depicting a devestated battlefield at Mouquet Farm, near Pozieres, in October 1916. It is identified as a 'scene of severe trench warfare', eventally becoming part of 'no man's land'.

The Battle of Mouquet Farm began on 5 August 1916, during the Battle of the Somme. The Farm was eventually captured on 26 September, at a cost of over 10,700 casualties from the 1st, 2nd and 4th Australian divisions. The lantern slide depicts the site soon after the battle ended.
Description:
Lantern slide, printed with rectangular black and white photograph. Attached to slide on slight angle. Black border.
Description Of Content:
Photograph of scene of devestated battlefield. Scattered timber and the remnants of trees can be seen; a pool of water fills a hole.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, military history, lantern slides
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: battles & battlefields
Inscriptions: Text, printed: Mouquet Farm, in France, looking south to Pozieres,/in October, 1916. This position was the scene of severe/trench warfare, neither side holding it for more than a/few hours at a time. It eventually became, in that/particular period of the fighting part of no man's land.
Format: Lantern Slide: Black & White; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Place & Date Depicted: Pozieres, France, Oct 1916
References: Information on Battle of Monquet Farm from Wikipedia, accessed 12/4/2011.

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