Three Irish Guardsmen wearing German body-armour, examining a captured German machine-gun. Pilckem.
Battle of Pilckem Ridge 31 July - 2 August : stretcher bearers struggle in mud up to their knees to carry a wounded man to safety near Boesinghe on 1 August. The look of agonised desperation on the men’s faces has made this image a favourite choice to indicate the appalling conditions on the Western Front.
British 12-inch Mark I Howitzer on railway mounting, being prepared for action; 89th Siege Battery, R.G.A., Dickebusch. 14 June 1916
France: Picardie, Somme, Lihons Area. Photograph taken in the morning, during the Australian advance towards Lihons, showing members of the [Australian] 6th Battalion resting in an old trench. The Battalion had sustained very heavy casualties in the attack upon the Crepy Wood position, and this little group, found themselves without officers and in charge of the staff-sergeant on top of the bank, who is making a check roll call. 10 August 1918
Warfusee-Abancourt, France. Lieutenant Rupert Frederick Arding Downes MC addressing his Platoon from B Company, 29th Battalion, Australian Army, during a rest near the villages of Warfusee and Lamotte before the advance onto Harbonnieres, the battalion’s second objective. The background is obscured by the smoke of heavy shellfire. 8 August 1918
Taken near Hooge, a photo of the first attack on Bellewaarde Farm by the Liverpool Scottish, 6 am, 16 June 1915.
As part of the preparations for the Battle of the Somme, the British 18th (Eastern) Division launches a gas attack against German trenches in front of Montauban on the Somme, June 1916. At the top of the picture is Bernafay Wood. Montauban village is near the top-left. The road running diagonally across the photo from Montauban to the bottom-right connects to the village of Carnoy, behind the British front-line.
8-inch howitzers of the 39th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery conducting a shoot in the Fricourt-Mametz Valley, August 1916, during the Battle of the Somme.
A support company of the Tyneside Irish Brigade advancing from the Tara-Usna Line opposite La Boisselle on 1 July, 1916, the first day on the Somme.
David Douglas Duncan - Marine Capt. Francis “Ike” Fenton ponders his fate and the fate of his men after being told that his company is nearly out of ammunition, Korea, August 1950.
British troops, believed to be the 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders (20th Brigade, British 7th Division) crossing no man’s land near Mametz on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. White areas are chalk excavated from trenches.
A photo of the French village of Pozières taken 28 August 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. The photo is taken from south of the Albert-Bapaume road looking north through the remains of the back gardens. The remains of an Australian trench are in the immediate foreground. The German concrete strongpoint, known as “Gibraltar”, is visible on the horizon to the right.
A ration party of the Royal Irish Rifles in a communication trench during the Battle of the Somme. The date is believed to be 1 July 1916, the first day on the Somme, and the unit is possibly the 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (25th Brigade, 8th Division).
Men of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, their rifles stacked nearby, lying exhausted in the grass in a rear area. The Somme, July 1916.