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PHOTOGRAPHS

Title

Flanders mud hampers our artillery, removing a field gun from shell-pitted and flooded position

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 horses dragging field gun out of mud. ‘Flanders mud hampers our artillery, removing a field gun from shell-pitted and flooded position’ The combination of wet weather, heavy shelling and Flanders mud turned the Ypres salient into a terrible quagmire, where some soldiers actually drowned.

Materials

paper

Place Collected

Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast
Belfast

Catalogue Number

BELUM.W2012.67

Copyright

National Museums NI