Sappers & miners drive a tunnel under Hill 60, obliterated by our mine fired Apr., 1915, Ypres
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Image Id: 614 Contributor: The Jordan/Ference Collection Theatre: Western Front Subject: The Front Line Location: Hill 60,Ypres, Belgium Regiment: Unknown Service Arm: Engineers Battle: Unknown Date: 1915 Combatants: British Publisher: Realistic Travels Source: British Directory: Set of 600 001-100
Paul BTue, 27/07/2021 16:54
One of a series of photos taken in 1915. Girdwood was allowed a party of Leicesters (who were resting behind the lines) together with German uniforms and props such as smoke bombs and a stretcher to make a series of stereo images. These were taken on a former battlefield, and as such create a more realistic image. The actual staging and captions are representative of actions from real battles that would have been impossible to photograph. Note that although the action is completely ‘staged’ there are no actors here. I am pretty sure that no sapper would be filling tiny bags like that!