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PHOTOGRAPHS

Title

Cautiously working their way across the shell-swept plain of Picardy in great Somme push

Object Name

Stereoscope Photograph

Maker

Realistic Travels Publishers (Primary maker)

Date Made

c.1914-18
c.1914-18

Place Made

England: London
London

Description

Stereoscope Photograph showing a view of soldiers elbowing their way acrss ground with shells bursting in front of them. ‘Cautiously working their way across the shell-swept plain of Picardy in great Somme push’ The Somme lasted from July to September and a million men on all sides may well have become casualties (killed, wounded, captured or missing) on all sides. The 36th and 16th Division, containing Irish soldiers, fought in it but also a wide range of other predominantly Irish units.

Materials

paper

Place Collected

Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast
Belfast

Catalogue Number

BELUM.W2012.53

Copyright

National Museums NI