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Men of the Elmwood Home Guard of Christchurch ready to dig trenches, 23 December 1941

Reference Number: DA-00483

Men of the Elmwood Home Guard of Christchurch (4th Platoon C Company Christchurch North Battalion) in military formation, with their shovels in readiness to dig trenches for the ex-servicemen in the Rannerdale Home in Papanui Road, Christchurch. Peter Nicholls is shown at the centre in white shirt and no vest. Photograph taken 23 December 1941 by an unidentified photographer.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Christchurch City, World War, 1939-1945 - Civil defence - New Zealand, Shovels and World War, 1939-1945 - New Zealand.

Part of:
World War 1939-1945 official negatives - DA Series, Reference Number PAColl-4161-08 (1313 digitised items)
New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency, Reference Number PAColl-4161 (2071 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Horizontal imageSingle negative

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Photographic ArchiveWar History Collection(PFP-016600)

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