New Zealand squad outside a barn, Courcelles, Belgium

Production date
01 Apr 1918
Current rights
Public Domain

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New Zealand soldiers seize the opportunity to obtain fresh milk from a cow abandoned by its owners in a village on the Somme. Shows a soldier milking a cow as two other soldiers steady the beast. Photograph taken Courcelles, France 1 April 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders. H462 is written on the image.

The photograph is glued to a page in Leo Bestall's diary and album. Leo Bestall has written underneath the postcard, 1/4/18. Our squad outside our barn at Courcelles. The milk is faked - she had none.
Jim Hickey is at the back on the far left, Leo Bestall has a pipe and is holding the cow's head. The two men kneeling by the cow are identified as Hughie? and Lenny Jackson. The man on the far right is unidentified.

Photographer, Henry Armytage Sanders.
Date, 1 April 1918, World War I.
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Media/Materials description
Black & white photograph.
Height x Width: 100 x 152mm
Subject date
01 Apr 1918
Current rights
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 19308
Other number(s)
19308, 91843

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