An 8-Inch Howitzer Of The 1st Aust. Siege Battery…In Action At Voormezeele [Belgium]
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An 8-Inch Howitzer Of The 1st Aust. Siege Battery…In Action At Voormezeele [Belgium]

1917. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, annotated “E659” and “38” in pencil verso, typed caption on accompanying slip, 28 x 38cm. Slight water damage to right portion, minor surface loss to edges.

Caption reads “E659. An 8-inch howitzer of the 1st Aust. Siege Battery (formerly 54th Battery, 36th (Australian) Bdge, R.G.A.) in action at Voormezeele on September 15th, 1917. This gun at the time was not on a Vickers platform – as shown by the large scotches behind the wheels. The photo was taken at the moment of extreme recoil, after the gun had just fired and the blur of the landscape in front of the muzzle is due to the discharge of the heated gas. The figures are – No. 684, Gnr. E.A.M. Rey; No. 118, Bmbr. A.S. Marlin; and No. 286, Gnr. H. Byars on the left; standing on the platform at rear, Cpl. R.A. O’Brien.”

Image taken by unknown Australian war photographer. Glass transparency (positive) held in AWM.

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Item #CL191-39

Price (AUD): $3,300.00  Other currencies

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