3rd Australian Division YMCA at Le Hamel (c. 1918)
- 3rd Australian Division YMCA at Le Hamel (c. 1918)
This lantern slide, “3rd Australian Division YMCA at Le Hamel (c. 1918),” shows thirteen members of the Third Australian Division resting in a trench in Le Hamel, France. The YMCA flag is hanging near the center of the last row of men.
- Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
- Collection (local):
College Archives Digital Collections
Lantern Slide Collection
International Young Men's Christian Association
World War, 1914-1918
- 3.25x3.25 in
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The Battle of Le Hamel, just northeast of Villers-Bretonneux in France, took place on July 4, 1918. Sir John Monash, the Australian army Corporal Chief, defended the British infantry with only 7,500 men, captured Le Hamel, and sustained minimal losses. This slide is part of a collection depicting Australian YMCA war work during World War I.
Text on border reads, "3rd Aust. Div. YMCA, Hamel; Australian Y.M.C.A. Historical Record Section."
Part of the Australian Y.M.C.A. WWI Lantern Slide Series