The Somme, German wire

Bestall (MBE) Leonard Delabere
Production date
Sep 1916
Current rights
Public Domain
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Object detail

About this object
The photograph shows the German Switch trench on the Somme battlefield. The photograph has been glued to a page in Leo Bestall's diary. Above the photograph Leo has written, On the Somme in 1916. Underneath are the words: Old German wire in front of Switch trench. The wire is held up by what appear to be rifles.

Photographer, Leo Bestall.
Date, September 1916.
Production date
Sep 1916
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black & white photograph. Glued onto paper in an album.
Height x Width: 62 x 42mm
Subject date
Sep 1916
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 19245
Other number(s)
19245, 91778


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