Rose stereograph titled "The Great War - A Trench in the Ravine, Wytschaete", World War I. The trench is remarkably neat and clean, and has clearly been selected to reassure those far away of conditions at the front.
One in a series of 32 stereographs dating from the early 20th century.
Wytschaete (now Wijtschate) is a village in Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. In November 1914 it was taken by the Germans, and was recovered during the Battle of Messines on 7 June 1917. It was taken again by the Germans in April 1918, and recovered for the last time on 28 September.
Description of Content
Uniformed soldier standing in the narrow passageway of a trench constructed from sandbags. He is in the foreground, looking at the camera. Other soldiers are visible in the background.
Two identical black and white photographs mounted on dark grey rectangular card. Each photograph is captioned. The brand name is printed on the card. One of a series housed in a black box.
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Victorian Branch, Returned & Services League of Australia Limited (RSL), Mrs E. Smillie, 1986
Stereograph, Black & White
Type of item
8.7 cm (Length), 17.8 cm (Width), 0.1 cm (Height)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, WYTSCHAETE MILITARY CEMETERY, [Link 1] accessed 21 July 2010