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Villers-Bretonneux Advance (c. August 18, 1918)

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Title:
Villers-Bretonneux Advance (c. August 18, 1918)
Description:
This lantern slide, “Villers-Bretonneux Advance,” shows a desolate landscape partially obscured by damage to the slide. The image appears to have been taken from a road that curves into the distance.
Date:
[August 18, 1918?]
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
Collection (local):
College Archives Digital Collections
Series:
Lantern Slide Collection
Subjects:
World War, 1914-1918
International Young Men's Christian Association
Lantern slides
Battlefields
Extent:
3.25x3.25 in
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
Text and images are owned, held, or licensed by Springfield College and are available for personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that ownership is properly cited. A credit line is required and should read: Courtesy of Springfield College, Babson Library, Archives and Special Collections. Any commercial use without written permission from Springfield College is strictly prohibited. Other individuals or entities other than, and in addition to, Springfield College may also own copyrights and other propriety rights. The publishing, exhibiting, or broadcasting party assumes all responsibility for clearing reproduction rights and for any infringement of United States copyright law.
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Publisher:
Springfield College
Notes:
Villers-Bretonneux is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France. The area became famous in 1918, when the German advance on Amiens ended in the capture of the village by their tanks and infantry on 23 April. On the following day, the 4th and 5th Australian Divisions, with units of the 8th and 18th Divisions, recaptured the whole of the village and on 8 August 1918, the 2nd and 5th Australian Divisions advanced from its eastern outskirts in the Battle of Amiens. This slide is part of a series depicting Australian Y.M.C.A. war work during World War I.
Damage partially obscures the image; Text on border reads, "Australian Y.M.C.A. Historical Record Section; Villers-Bretonneux Aug 18 advanced Battn H.q. as (?)"
Part of the Australian Y.M.C.A. WWI Lantern Slide Series
Identifier:
LS-05-39