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PHOTOGRAPHS

Title

Examining a German prisoner to gain information which enables us to anticipate an attack

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 a German prisoner being interogated by two British soldierhorses dragging field gun out of mud. ‘Examining a German prisoner to gain information which enables us to anticipate an attack’ Prisoners were captured during trench raids. Conducted at night, hopefully these raids would spring a surprise on the enemy and damage German morale. Any captured men would be quizzed for information. British troops did not like undertaking these raids, which often led to waste of life for little tangible gain.

Materials

paper

Place Collected


Catalogue Number

BELUM.W2012.68

Copyright

National Museums NI