Arras – Tommies watching the shelling near Wancourt | National Library of Scotland

Access this resource

Three soldiers are on a muddy ridge, one standing and looking through binoculars and two sitting down another stands at the base of the mound. They are looking over the trenches into the distance where plumes of shell smoke can be seen. Whilst many of the images were deliberately taken as propaganda, some, like these, simply document the experience of war.

Original reads: ‘OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. Tommies watching the shelling near Wancourt.’

The Battle of Arras 9th April to 16th May 1917

Original URL: http://digital.nls.uk/first-world-war-official-photographs/pageturner.cfm?id=74546140

Resource Type : image

62 visits / 0 Like(s) (Like this resource)

Licence CC-BY-NC-SA

Cite : Arras - Tommies watching the shelling near Wancourt | National Library of Scotland (http://digital.nls.uk/first-world-war-official-photographs/pageturner.cfm?id=74546140) by National Library Scotland licensed as CC-BY-NC-SA (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/scotland/)

Reuse : Web link

About Everett Sharp

Everett Sharp is a subject expert on the World War One Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings project. He has worked for the University of Oxford on a series of other First World War Projects including the Great War Archive and First World War Poetry Digital Archive. He is also currently working for the Europeana 1914-1918 initiative with the Oxford. His retirement in 2009 didn't go quite according to plan!
This entry was posted in Body and Mind, Machine, The Battle of Arras. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply