Photograph labelled 'Effects of Shellfire'. The photo is inscribed with the number E510 and dated 1916-1917.

The Australian War Memorial holds the same photograph (numbered E00510), which it identifies as taken May 1917 in Gueudecourt, in the Picardie (Picardy) region, Somme Department, of France, in the vicinity of Albert-Bapaume. The Australian War Memorial explains: 'Immediately in front of this village ran the southern portion of the line of the 1st Anzac Corps during most of the winter on the Somme battlefield. Gueudecourt was incessantly shelled by the Germans, and was therefore entirely avoided, except by a few adventurous spirits.'

One of 13 black and white photographs that relate to the 24th Battalion of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF), during World War I. Part of a larger collection that was donated by the Returned Servicemen's League of Australia Limited (RSL).

Description of Content

The destroyed villiage of Gueudecourt after it was shelled by the German forces.

Physical Description

Black and white, silver gelatin photograph on paper.

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