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

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.
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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