The Territorials at Pozières, 23 July 1916

William Barns Wollen

The Territorials at Pozières, 23 July 1916
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

The Territorials at Pozières, 23 July 1916.

Oil on canvas, by William Barns Wollen (1857-1936), 1917.

From 17 July 1916, during the Battle of the Somme (1 July to 18 November 1916), the village of Pozières on the main road running north from Albert to Bapaume, was on the front line. It was attacked on 23 July by 1st Australian Division, supported by the British Territorial battalions of the 145th Infantry Brigade. The position was taken, but with heavy losses.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
1228
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1959-11-303-1

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