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German bomb damage at the Convent of the Sisters of the Poor, at Nieuwpoort, Belgium, 1914, 1914

Reference Number: APG-1466-1/4-G

Photograph of bomb damage to the Convent of the Sisters of the Poor, Nieuport, Belgium. Copy negative made by Albert Percy Godber of an image by an unidentified photographer which was published in "The Sphere : an illustrated newspaper for the home", Vol LX, No 780, London, 2nd January 1915. The image has the inscription: "What of 1915? A forcible commentary on the season of 'Good will' with which the year 1914 closed. A sad picture taken at the Convent of the Sisters of the Poor, Nieuport, where a huge German shell landed, partially demolishing the outer wall. The crucifix immediately behind was, however, almost unharmed. It stands now quite open and exposed and in the full view of the public gaze, a pathetic reminder of the fact that 'war is war'".

Key terms:
1 image, related to Nieuwpoort, Crosses, World War, 1914-1918 - Destruction and pillage - Belgium and Buildings - War damage - Belgium.

Part of:
Godber, Albert Percy, 1875-1949 :Collection of albums, prints and negatives, Reference Number PA-Group-00048 (2024 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Dry plate glass negative 4.25 x 3.25 inches. Vertical imageSingle negative

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Negatives are not available for viewing. Surrogate copies will be provided.

Citation: Any publication must be accompanied by the credit "A P Godber Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library".

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures 350. World War I. Belgium. Nieuwpoort(PFP-025435)

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