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New Zealand soldiers eating after an attack near Solesmes, France, World War I, 28 Oct 1918

Reference Number: 1/2-013672-G

New Zealand soldiers sit eating lunch out of mess tins after an attack in France towards the end of World War I. They appear to be in a garden of a French dwelling near the town of Solesmes. Photograph taken 28 October 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Solesmes, World War, 1914-1918 - Military life, 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

Historical Notes: According to J Cowan (in "Maori in the Great war,"page 150) Solesmes was the first village occupied that had civilians living in it. Hence the vegetables in the garden.

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"

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures350. World War I. France. Solesmes District.(PFP-032855)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom left: H1115

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