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A large scale model of the Messines Ridge sector, World War I, [1918]

Reference Number: 1/2-013854-G

A large scale model of the World War I Messines Ridge sector, Belgium, showing trenches, topography and so on. Built outdoors at a New Zealand Division military camp for training purposes. Shows camp buildings in the background. Location is Brocton, near Stafford, England. Photograph taken probably 1918 by Thomas Frederick Scales.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Battle of Messines (Belgium), England, World War, 1914-1918 - Campaigns - Belgium, Maps, Military, Military camps - England and Military art and science.

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

Historical Notes: The scale model, which was created around May 1918 at Brocton, was 40 yards square and made from concrete. The part that remains has been excavated.

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

Citation: Any publication or exhibition must be accompanied by the credit "Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand"

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom left: UK52

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