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New Zealand soldiers with the 'Cannibals Paradise' sign in World War I, France, 10 Aug 1918

Reference Number: 1/2-013460-G

Four World War I New Zealand soldiers in a front line trench pose beneath the sign 'The Cannibals Paradise Supply Den Beware' painted on corrugated iron in response to German propaganda that New Zealanders ate their captured prisoners. (Soldier 2nd from left may be Ted Brosnahan) Also on the trench wall is an official wooden sign 'Keep to the Trench'. Beneath this has been added another wooden sign with the message painted in capital letters 'And youl [sic] get to NZ'. Photograph taken Gommecourt Wood 10 August 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.

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1 image, related to Gommecourt, World War, 1914-1918 - Trench warfare, World War, 1914-1918 - Propaganda, World War, 1914-1918 - Battlefields - France, Wit and humour, World War, 1914-1918 - Campaigns - France and World War, 1914-1918 - Military personnel, New Zealand - France.

Part of:
Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918, Reference Number PA-Group-00051 (1455 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Dry plate glass negative 4 x 5 inches. Horizontal imageSingle negative

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

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures350. WWI. Trenches. 1918(PFP-032708)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom left: H883

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