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Historical landscape of Gommecourt destroyed during World War I, 13 May 1918

Reference Number: 1/2-013743-G

The historic landscape of Gommecourt that suffered destruction due to its strategic position in World War I. Shows an official notice that states in French and English: 'Historical landscape of Gommecourt. Reserved by French Government. No work is to be undertaken which might alter the appearance of the locality'. Tree damage can be seen in the background as well as disturbance to the ground by entrenchment. Photograph taken 13 May 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Gommecourt, World War, 1914-1918 - Destruction and pillage - France and World War, 1914-1918 - Campaigns - 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.

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. WWI. France. Gommecourt. 1918.(PFP-032919)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom left: H1194

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