Rose stereograph titled "The Great War - Large Mine Crater near Wytschaete, blown up by 120 Tons of Explosives". World War I. One in a series of 32 stereographs dating from the early 20th century.

The Australian War Memorial explains that at 3.10 am on 7 June 1917, 19 huge mines exploded under the German trenches along the Wytschaete - Messines ridge. British, New Zealand and Australian troops, the latter under the leadership of Major-General John Monash, successfully attacked the position in the wake of the explosion.

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Large crater in the ground.

Physical Description

Two identical sepia-toned 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.

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