The Band Of The 5th Australian [Infantry Brigade]… Passing Through The Grande Place At Bapaume, France. Herbert F. Baldwin, Brit.
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The Band Of The 5th Australian [Infantry Brigade]… Passing Through The Grande Place At Bapaume, France

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

Caption reads “E426. The Band of the 5th Australian Inf. Bdge led by Bandmaster-Sergeant Pheagan, of the 19th Btn. passing through the Grande Place at Bapaume, France, on March 19th, 1917 playing the ‘Victoria March’. The ruins of the town are still smouldering, and few miles away, on the Lagnicourt-Noreuil line, the fighting continues. Of the Australian official photographs none gained a wider publicity than this. It was generally regarded as characteristic of the fine fighting spirit which animated the troops in the dramatic event of that period.” Glass original half-plate negative held in AWM, with comment “This image was frequently reproduced during the war, featuring in numerous newspapers and the first catalogue of official photographs from the Western Front. It served as the centrepiece of the Australian section of a major exhibition on the imperial war effort held in London in 1918.”

Considered to be one of Britain’s most significant war photographers, Herbert Frederick Baldwin was appointed to record the achievements of Australian troops on the Western Front from 1916 to 1917.

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Item #CL191-45

Price (AUD): $6,600.00  Other currencies

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