1917 Ypres - Australian Troops

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A photograph of Australian Troops making their way to the trenches, on October 28th 1917, along the wreckage strewn ridge of Westhoek, in the Ypres sector, in Belgium. One can only image what terrible conditions they suffered in the trenchs.

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Photographer possibly Captain G. Wilkins.

The notes from the State Library tell us that this image is of "Australian troops making their way to the trenches, on October 28th 1917, along the wreckage strewn ridge of Westhoek, in the Ypres sector, in Belgium. Elevated view of a line of soldiers walking along a muddy duckboard and corduroy track, devastated landscape on both sides littered with overturned wagons, heavy artillerty, flooded shell holes."

This is a digitally retouched reproduction of the original held by the State Library of Victoria. All prints are reproduced without the HOTPRESS watermarks.

Our team of conservators have worked on a high resolution digital image in order to remove blemishes and artifacts such as stains, mould, scratches and damage caused by the handling of the original. We strive to provide authentic representations of the original work that are suitable for enlargements that retain the tones and character of the original.


Collections: Australians At War

Category: Australians At War

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