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PHOTOGRAPHS

Title

On the eve of the great Somme push, signallers keep a sharp lookout over the Sausage valley

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 signallers keeping lookout on the eve of the Somme. ‘On the eve of the great Somme push, signallers keep a sharp lookout over the Sausage valley’ Signalling by heliograph, semaphore and fire beacons was one form of communication. Also used were telegraphy, field telephones, dispatch riders, postal services and wireless as well as runners and carrier pigeons. The signalling work was done within the Royal Engineers.

Materials

paper

Place Collected

Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast
Belfast

Catalogue Number

BELUM.W2012.66

Copyright

National Museums NI