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Monday, 23rd September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 47

Library and Archives Canada
  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  Lieutenant Paul Bäumer his 30th victory in the air today, 23rd September 1918.
Paul Bäumer was also a fictional character in All Quiet on the Western Front.
Bäumer survived the war, but died in an air crash over Copenhagen in 1927, aged 31.
  © IWM (Q 20262)
View of the mine assembling base at Invergordon, 23 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20263)
American minelayer USS SAN FRANCISCO in dry dock at Invergordon, 23 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 68441)
Submarine R,27 ready for launching. 23rd September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 69947)
American troops firing rifle grenades at Beauges-sur-Aire during training exercises, 23 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78752)
French convoy passing through the Town Square of Fruges, 23 September 1918.
 

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Categories of the UNKNOWN Cases

These are the categories that I have on my computer in bookmarks. I will update this page on a regular basis, particularly during the early phase of the "sorting into categories".   These are ONLY for the British cases here on the GWF. They do not include any of the cases on the CEFSG (here).   I was initially posting this information for the benefit of GWF PALS that wanted to investigate the case further and possibly take it to the reporting stage. I was not familiar enough with the Regiments and did not have access to the UK War Diaries, so I could not finish the case. With the assistance of the Long, Long Trail and now with Ance$try Worldwide, I am able to proceed. There are a number of these cases still listed in the final category below ("Other Cases Posted") and I am now in the process of working through these to move them to the other categories. Many may end up in the "Abandon or Hold" category, which I have now split. If you have looked at a report and believe it is in the wrong category, let me know.   Changes to this blog include: 25 January 2018 addition for "Short Listed Candidates". Those are the cases where is there is more than one person that fits the characteristics for the grave but the list is very short. The reason for this category is for FAMILY who may be researching an UNKNOWN, so they now know it may be their relative in that grave - but it is not a positive identification. This category has also been used where one or more of the candidates has been identified elsewhere, thus shortening the list. 5 July 2018 addition of "CWGC Reports to be Submitted / Possibly Incorrect Identifications". It appears that the named person is "clearly" (not a minor question) in that grave. This has not been applied yet to cases where a recent submission (post 2000) may have misidentified an UNKNOWN (i.e. Kipling Case). 8 July 2018 added "A member is looking for this soldier". 22 July 2028 added "The Approvals Process", in concert with the 1st "Phase I" Approval.   The cases are now also posted to TWITTER as: #commonwealth_found #commonwealth_help #commonwealth_correction   As always, I appreciate the assistance of any member who wishes to participate in these investigations. If a draft report is prepared, any member is welcome to review the document and provide comments, corrections or criticisms. If the report goes to the Submission Stage, any member that participated in the process can have their name added to the report. For that I need your Real Name, Affiliation (can be as simple as "Private Researcher") and your email address (so the CWGC can contact you directly if they wish).   A list of both the Canadian and Commonwealth reports that I have submitted can be found here, with download links: Main Page: http://laughton.ca/publications/unknown-project/ Canadian Reports: http://cefresearch.ca/unknown-reports/ Commonwealth Reports: http://laughton.ca/publications/unknown-project/commonwealth-unknowns/   The difference between the Canadian and Commonwealth reports is that the Canadian reports go to the CWGC Canadian Agency in Ottawa (Dominique Boulais) for review first. If acceptable to Ottawa, they then go to the Maidenhead CWGC Office (David Avery).   The Approvals Process: Phase 3 - Approved by Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre: none Phase 2 - Approved by Services Authorities (National Army Museum): none Phase I - Approved by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (HQ Maidenhead): 21 September 2018 - CWGC Identification Case 365 - Lieutenant Alfred Eaves
Report: Lieutenant Eaves Warlencourt British Cemetery Plot 5 Row K Grave 20  (19 January 2017)
Forum Topic: https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/245104-lieutenant-the-queens-royal-west-surrey-regiment/ next Submitted to CWGC - David Avery: (you can download PDF versions from my web site here) Unknowns Identified https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/241174-unknown-rfc-corporal-b-f-g-jeffs-11th-sqd/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/242835-2nd-lts-e-v-clark-g-noon-rfc-found/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/245105-captain-v-h-clay-wiltshire-regiment-warlencourt-british-cemetery-6f34/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/245856-lt-p-w-battersby-capt-w-w-fitzherbert-rfc-messines-ridge-british-cemetery-4e38-39/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/249166-assevillers-new-british-cemetery/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/254412-unknown-2nd-lt-e-c-northamptonshire-regiment-ovillers-11z1/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/255493-captain-the-loyal-north-lancashire-regiment/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/242217-unknown-sgt-major-recorded-royal-horse-guards/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/255849-royal-welsh-fusilier-2nd-lt-8-may-1916/ Incorrect Identifications https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/262911-zantvoorde-british-cemetery-case-1-pte-harry-lewis-8th-bn-royal-highlanders-black-watch/ Corrections Only https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/259062-north-irish-horse-2-unknowns/ Draft Reports Posted for Review and Comment Unknowns Identified https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/254911-unknown-officer-connaught-rangers-villers-faucon-ccext-3c14/ Incorrect Identifications now submitted, another to do, see list below To be Submitted: Unknowns Identified https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/254224-unknown-rsm-the-queens-royal-west-surrey-regiment/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/261820-csm-royal-marine-light-infantry-serre-road-no-2/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/261919-unknown-australian-buried-near-this-spot-at-pozieres/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/262657-peronne-road-cemetery-case-1-csm-durham-light-infantry/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/262431-templeux-le-guerard-british-cemetery-case-2-serjeant-royal-munster-fusiliers-daniel-sheehan/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/263640-caterpillar-valley-cemetery-case-1-corporal-2nd-bn-leinster-regiment/ Incorrect Identifications https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/263764-caterpillar-valley-cemetery-case-4-another-possible-error-argyll-and-sutherland-highlander/ Possible CWGC Reports: https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/263274-gordon-dump-cemetery-case-1-unknown-2nd-lt-4th-middlesex-regiment/ - was 2nd Lt. Ppaterson with 4th Bn.? https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/262411-templeux-le-guerard-british-cemetery-case-1-south-irish-horse/ - need confirmation of date of death https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/263850-caterpillar-valley-cemetery-case-5-second-lieutenant-of-the-new-zealand-rifle-brigade/ - waiting for war diary https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/255361-unknown-captain-mc-teall-cottage-passchendaele-new-british-cemetery/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/236950-unknown-captain-royal-irish-rifles-arras-road-cemetery-2m14/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/239305-unknown-corporal-6th-bn-gordon-highlanders-in-artillery-wood http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/237387-company-serjeant-major-duke-of-wellingtons-west-riding-regiment/ Short Listed Candidates http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/254923-private-cyril-cornes-kings-own-yorkshire-light-infantry/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/245972-lance-corporal-thompson-or-potts-1st-bn-cheshire-regiment-september-1918/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/250371-tank-9394-name-these-two-men/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/250451-hertfordshire-serjeant-in-plot-d-grave-4-toronto-cemetery-demuin/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/250760-rfa-5th-april-1918-roye-new-british-cemetery-row-aa-grave-7/ Abandon or Hold: Hold for the Moment https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/263394-serre-road-cemetery-no-2-case-2-the-leicestershire-men-with-initials/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/262471-templeux-le-guerard-british-cemetery-case-3-capt-with-pte-willis-at-ronssoy-woods/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/255391-captain-kings-royal-rifle-corps-passchendaele-new-british-cemetery/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/255692-lt-2nd-lt-kings-royal-rifle-corps-found-together/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/255621-unknown-csm-vis-en-artois-british-cemetery-stumped/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/258768-unknown-officer-north-staffordshire-regiment-rue-petillon-mc-2a6/ These two are linked investigations as Northumberland Fusilier Officers. If the Unknown Captain is Lockie, then the Unknown Officer is a one of five (5) Second Lieutenants and the case for the Unknown Officer cannot be resolved: http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/254728-captain-northumberland-fusiliers-villers-hill-british-cemetery-7d3/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/254383-unknown-officer-1213th-northumberland-fusiliers-gouzeaucourt-new-british-cemetery/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/254438-unknown-officer-royal-berkshire-regiment-ovillers-military-cemetery-17p9/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/254250-unknown-irish-guard-gouzeaucourt-new-british-cemetery/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/246656-csm-royal-sussex-regiment-venn-barnard/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/245762-brielen-school-yard-24-april-1915-where-is-fred-fred/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/245135-new-zealand-recovering-the-fallen/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/245101-2nd-lieutenant-henry-berners-begg-24-sqn-rfc-23-november-1916/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/244876-unknown-lieutenant-northampshire-regiment-corrected-title/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/243134-serjeant-g-a-johnson-durham-light-infantry/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/237837-unknown-officer-koyli-passchendaele-new-british-cemetery/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/255862-royal-irish-regiment-2-lieutenants/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/254213-captain-essex-regiment-villers-hill-british-cemetery-7d12/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/260487-unknown-2nd-life-guards-harlebeke-nbc-plot-17-row-a-grave-17/ Currently Abandoned https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/262480-templeux-le-guerard-british-cemetery-case-4-private-nairn-s43045/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/263022-zantvoorde-british-cemetery-case-4-captain-gordon-highlanders-1914/ - no Captains missing https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/262995-zantvoorde-british-cemetery-case-3-two-aviators-with-plane-serial-number/ - with Trevor Henshaw http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/260739-long-service-ribbon-argyll-sutherland-highlanders/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/262094-unknown-british-officer-royal-highlander-fergusson/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/262614-peronne-comm-cem-ext-case-1-uas-lcpl-2918/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/262356-searching-for-unknowns-in-flesquieres-hill-cemetery/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/262249-unknown-lieutenant-northamptonshire-regiment/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/256161-officer-gordon-highlanders-f924-cabaret-rouge-21d15/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/255121-unknown-quartermaster-serjeant-achiet-le-grande-communal-cemetery-extension http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/237801-unknown-captain-mc-passchendaele-new-british-cemetery/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/237850-ubs-lance-corporal-kings-royal-rifles-passchendaele-n-b-cem/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/238280-cpt-rutter-and-2nd-lt-jackson-one-must-presume-raf/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/238752-lance-corporal-valenciennes-communal-cemetery-49th-division/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/239532-unknown-royal-sussex-regina-trench-cemetery-6d19/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/242215-2nd-lt-royal-warwickshire-regiment/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/242604-unknown-drummer-the-loyal-north-lancashire-regiment/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/244678-buried-in-the-floor-of-st-julien-church/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/246767-two-lts-1-sgt-lancashire-fusiliers-which-set/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/247021-officer-royal-welsh-fusiliers-with-sjt-griffiths/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/254295-unknown-trooper-7th-dragoon-guards-gouzeaucourt-new-british-cemetery/ http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/messenger/107279/?tab=comments#comment-199953 Casualty Already Identified: https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/263043-zantvoorde-british-cemetery-case-5-amerika-german-cemetery-lt-grenadier-guards/ - Lt Van Neck is on CWGC GRRF http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/235231-could-this-be-pte-edward-j-read-of-london-regiment/ Report Being Prepared by Others: http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/247283-b20-duhallow-ads-cemetery-2-sets-of-airmen/ (Luc) Report Submitted by Others: https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/254937-icrc-records-of-british-dead/ (for case relating to Lt. H. R. Smith but there are other here - Ecoust M.C.) https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/262964-zantvoorde-british-cemetery-case-2-captain-royal-berkshire-regiment-1914/ (questionable at this point) http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/256961-lieutenant-royal-munster-fusiliers/ New Cases Posted (to be sorted): https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/264261-jeancourt-communal-cemetery-extension-12th-battalion-aif/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/264174-unknown-csm-royal-irish-regiment-la-laiterie-military-cemetery/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/263672-caterpillar-valley-cemetery-case-2-unknown-glasgow-highlander/ (this resulted in 2 identifications!) https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/263710-caterpillar-valley-cemetery-case-3-unknown-sergeant-new-zealand-regiment/ https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/263478-flatiron-copse-cemetery-case-1-captain-machine-gun-corps/   A Member is Looking For This Soldier https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/262651-2nd-lt-maurice-humphris-garrett-15th-bn-london-regiment-prince-of-wales-own-civil-service-rifles/   Corporal Martin Carroll #55818, Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Plot 6 Row D Grave 3 2nd Division, 4th Infantry Brigade, 19th Infantry Battalion CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE Killed in Action of 8 August 1918 Reported Found 29 May 2015 Rededication Service 1 December 2016

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Sunday, 22nd September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 46

Library and Archives Canada
  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery






  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  © IWM (Q 9352)
Lieutenant General Sir Travers Edwards Clarke, Quartermaster-General of the BEF, France from 23rd December 1917 and some of his staff
at GHQ Montreuil, 22th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 12326)
Battle of Sharon. 131st Brigade, 60th Division, escorting 1200 prisoners taken by the Desert Mounted Corps, from Kerkur to Tul Keram,
22nd September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 12327)
Battle of Sharon. 181st Brigade, 60th Division, escorting 1200 prisoners taken by the Desert Mounted Corps, from Kerkur to Tul Keram,
22nd September 1918
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3429)
Section of bread store showing method of packing bread for despatch to the front at an Australian Field Bakery. Rouen, France.
Australian Field Bakeries (North).
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3436)
Section of bread store showing stacks of bread waiting to be packed at an Australian Field Bakery. Rouen, France. Australian Field
Bakeries (North).
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3461)
Bakers an Australian Field Bakery carrying bread to the store after which it is packed and despatched in the waiting railway vans.
View of a section of the ovens - a batch being drawn. Rouen, France. Australian Field Bakeries (South).
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3471)
Flour carriers of an Australian Field Bakery carrying flour to the stores. Rouen, France.
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3486)
The mixing machine in which the flour is mixed, blended and converted into dough at an Australian Field Bakery. Rouen, France.
Australian Field Bakeries (North).
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3488)
A batch of bread being drawn from one of the ovens at an Australian Field Bakery. Rouen, France. Australian Field Bakeries (North).
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3489)
NCO testing a batch of bread for faulty baking before it goes to the bread store at an Australian Field Bakery. Rouen, France.
Australian Field Bakeries (North).
 

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Saturday, 21st September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 45

Library and Archives Canada
  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery





  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  © IWM (Q 12328)
Battle of Nablus. 14th Australian Light Horse Regiment resting outside Nablus, 21st September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 12330)
Battle of Nablus. Australian Light Horse Brigade, 5th Battalion, with the Spahis and Chasseurs d'Afrique, entering Nablus, 21st
September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 12331)
A detachment of the Australian Light Horse Brigade, 5th Battalion, entering the town of Nablus, thirty miles north of Jerusalem, 21
September 1918. General Allenby's rapid advance in Palestine during the last year of the war and the destruction of two Turkish armies
was due in no small measure to his strong cavalry force which included Indian, Australian and New Zealand troops.
  © IWM (Q 12333)
Battle of Nablus. Men of the 10th Regiment Chasseurs d'Afrique in the streets of Nablus, 21st September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 12341)
A hundred and one captured enemy guns, nearly all of which were taken on the road North-East of Nablus. After the aerial attack on
21st September 1918, along the Balata-Wadi Farah Road, 87 guns, 55 motor lorries, 4 motor cars and 932 wagons were found wrecked or
abandoned in a space of under 5 miles.
  © IWM (Q 12342)
A hundred and one captured enemy guns, nearly all of which were taken on the road North-East of Nablus. After the aerial attack on
21st September 1918, along the Balata-Wadi Farah Hoad, 87 guns, 55 motor lorries, 4 motor cars and 932 wagons were found wrecked or
abandoned in a space of under 5 miles.
  © IWM (Q 12343)
A hundred and one captured enemy guns, nearly all of which were taken on the road North-East of Nablus. After the aerial attack on
21st September 1918, along the Balata-Wadi Farah Road, 87 guns, 55 motor lorries, 4 motor cars, and 932 wagons were found wrecked or
abandoned in a space of under 5 miles.
  © IWM (Q 78176)
German war cemetery at Saint-Mihiel, 21 September 1918.
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3462)
Bread being stacked to await packing at a Bread Store of an Australian Field Bakery. Rouen, France. Australian Field Bakeries (South).
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3463)
Bakers of an Australian Field Bakery at work. View of a section of the ovens - a batch being drawn. Rouen, France. Australian Field
Bakeries (South).
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3465)
Flour carriers of an Australian Field Bakery at work. Heavy work but Australians make light of it. Australian Field Bakeries (South),
Rouen, France.
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3466)
Flour carriers of an Australian Field Bakery carrying flour from the stores to the mixers to be converted into dough. Australian Field
Bakeries (South), Rouen, France.
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3470)
Checking a shipment of yeast and showing a method of stacking it at an Australian Field Bakery at Rouen, France. Australian Field
Bakeries (North).
  Apologies for being late today - was at Sir Paul's show last night (just a couple minutes short of 3 glorious hours).

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Friday, 20th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 44

Library and Archives Canada
  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery


  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  © IWM (Q 7081)
Repairing a destroyed bridge over the Somme at Brie, 20th September 1918. Note the temporary bridge, steam-roller repairing the road
and a lorry of 32nd Division. Brie was retaken on 5th September 1918 and the Royal Engineers and pioneers of 32nd Division built this
bridge so that the vehicle Division had crossed by noon on the 6th September.
  © IWM (Q 7082)
Repairing a destroyed bridge over the Somme at Brie, 20th September 1918. Note the temporary bridge, steam-roller repairing the road
and a lorry of 32nd Division. Brie was retaken on 5th September 1918 and the Royal Engineers and pioneers of 32nd Division built this
bridge so that the vehicle Division had crossed by noon on the 6th September.
  © IWM (BOX 273-391-4B-36C-1918) Plotting reference 36C 2 Key feature Ploegsteert

  © IWM (BOX 273-395-4B-36C-1918) Plotting reference 36C 3 Key feature Gheer

  © IWM (Q 9320)
Repairing a destroyed bridge over the Somme at Brie, 20th September 1918. Note the temporary bridge, steam-roller repairing the road
and a lorry of 32nd Division. Brie was retaken on 5th September 1918 and the Royal Engineers and pioneers of 32nd Division built this
bridge so that the vehicle Division had crossed by noon on the 6th September.
  © IWM (Q 9321)
Holes in the remains of a factory boiler caused by shrapnel, Barleux, 20th September 1918. Barleux was retaken by 5th Australian
Division on 29th August 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9322)
Bray-sur-Somme, Main Street and Church, 20th September 1918. The village was retaken by the 40th Australian Battalion, 3rd Australian
Division, 24th August 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9323)
Bray-sur-Somme in ruins, 20th September 1918. The village was retaken by the 40th Australian Battalion, 3rd Australian Division, 24th
August 1918. (See also Q 9322).
  © IWM
Mines on track launching deck of the American minelayer USS SAN FRANCISCO. North Sea, 20 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 12309)
Turkish transport destroyed by British aircraft on the Nablus-Beisan Road, 20th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 12310)
The Battle of Megiddo, 20 September 1918: Turkish carts and gun carriages destroyed by British aircraft on the Nablus-Beisan road.
  © IWM (Q 12321)
Battle of Sharon. The main street of Tul Keram on the day after it was taken by the London Regiment, 2/22nd Battalion and 2/152nd
Battalion, Punjabis, 60th Division, 20th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 12346)
Captured transport animals corralled by captured vehicles at Jenin. They were captured by 3rd Australian Light Horse Brigade, 20th
September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 12347)
Turkish transport vehicles captured by the 3rd Australian Light Horse Brigade at Jenin, 20th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20254)
American minelayers - right: USS ROANOKE, USS HOUSATONIC, USS QUINNEBAUG, USS BALTIMORE. Left: USS CANONICUS, USS CANANDAIGUA, USS
AROOSTOCK, USS SARANAC.
  © IWM (Q 20255)
Flank movement of Royal Navy torpedo boat destroyers convoying American mine laying fleet. North Sea, 20 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20256)
American minelayers in formation in the North Sea, 20 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20258)
British torpedo boat destroyers which were convoying American mine fleet dropping depth charge at entrance to Stronsay Firth, Orkney
Islands, 20 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20259)
HMS VAMPIRE laying a smokescreen around the American minelayer USS SHAWMUT in the North Sea, 20 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20260)
British torpedo boat destroyers making smoke screen to protect American minelayers in the North Sea, 20 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20261)
British torpedo boat destroyers making smoke screen to protect American minelayers in the North Sea, 20 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 21888)
HMS VANGUARD. Blew up and sank at Scapa Flow due to faulty ammunition, 9 July 1917.
  © IWM (Q 70741)
American wounded being treated by staff of the 110th Sanitary Train, 4th Ambulance Corps (US 1st Division) in an old, destroyed church
at Neuville-sur-Ornain, 20 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 70852)
Section of the US Navy cooperating with the British Navy, lying at anchor in the Firth of Forth, 20 September 1918. There are six
battleships in all among which are USS New York, USS Kansas, USS Kentucky and USS Texas.
  © IWM (Q 70853)
Section of the US Navy cooperating with the British Navy, lying at anchor in the Firth of Forth, 20 September 1918. There are six
battleships in all among which are the USS New York, USS Kansas, USS Kentucky and USS Texas.
  © IWM (Q 70853A)
Section of the US Navy cooperating with the British Navy, lying at anchor in the Firth of Forth, 20 September 1918. There are six
battleships in all among which are the USS New York, USS Kansas, USS Kentucky and USS Texas.
  © IWM (Q 102989)
French Chasseurs who will accompany the replacement troops of the US 339th Infantry Regiment on the Eastern Wharf at Dundee, 20
September 1918.
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3355)
Teams from the 59th Battalion, Australian Army playing rugby during a brief rest from fighting at Barleux in France.
  The_Execution_of_the_Twenty_Six_Baku_Commissars 20 September 1918
  H16843
Mesopotamian Campaign. 20 September 1918. No 9 (Wagon) Wireless Station, with Colonel Sweet's Column, climbing the pass between Kala
Jukh and Hissar in Kurdistan on the way to Zenjan. Colonel Sweet is mounted in the left foreground. (Donor E. Keast Bourke)

  Joseph Herbert Jones
On 7 January 1917, watersider Joseph Jones rose to address a crowd of 500 people at an anti-conscription rally in Dixon St,
Wellington. He told them:
I want the working class to say to the masters: ‘We don’t want war. We won’t go to the war.’ Standing as I have done, and seeing the
troopships going away, I often wondered what they were going to fight for. We are not going to be gagged, no matter what the
consequences may be. They can send us to the dungeon. You know, as well as I do, that your liberties are at stake in this country.
Listen, fellow-workers! I know my risk, but remember this – they cannot kill the spirit of a true-blue rebel. If I have to go behind
the bars, I know before many weeks are over I will have plenty of mates to follow me. If I am imprisoned, other men will find their
way into this country, and they will carry on the work to fight the master class.
 

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Thursday, 19th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 43

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  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery

  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Sgt. L.V. Douglass - 61st Fld Bty
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  MIKAN 5065740 The wreckage of a German Air Force Gotha aircraft that crashed on September 19, 1918, after the last German raid on Paris, France.
  © IWM (Q 67518)
Sopwith Buffalo two-seat fighter/reconnaissance biplane. Serial number H5892. First experimental machine.
  © IWM (BOX 864-186-11ME-57C-1918) Plotting reference 57C E 2 8. Key feature Canal du Nord, Inchy-en-Artois, Sains-les-Marquion, 19th September 1918.

    © IWM (BOX 864-187-11ME-57C-1918) Plotting reference 57C E 1 7. Key feature Canal du Nord, Inchy-en-Artois, 19th September 1918.

  © IWM (Art.IWM ART 1555)
image: two large columns of Australian cavalry stream down the gentle slope of a hill. The column to the right is preceded by a soldier on a motorcycle and horse drawn
carts, while the front of the left column is shrouded in a cloud of dust. An observation balloon is visible in the sky above.
  © IWM (Q 12322)
Battle of Sharon. Station at Tul Keram, taken by the London regiment, 2/22nd Battalion and 2/152nd Punjabis, 60th Division, 19th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 12319)
A gun which was bombed on the Nablus-Tul Keram Road among other means of transport and artiller, 19th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 12324)
Battle of Sharon. Men of the 4th Regiment Chasseurs d'Afrique and 5th Australian Light Horse, in the village of Anebta, which they entered on 19th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20264)
American minelayer USS SHAWMUT at Inverness, 19 September 1918.
  Dorothea Mackellar dressed as one of the Graces for Mrs T.H. Kelly's Italian Red Cross Day tableaux at the Palace Theatre, 20 June 1918 / Glen Broughton
Taken 19 September 1918
  Groupe de chasseurs à pied dans les Vosges
19 September 1918
 

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Wednesday, 18th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 42

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  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  Claude Joseph Patrick Nunney

Citation:  For most conspicuous bravery during the operations against the Drocourt-Queant line on Sept. 1st and 2nd, 1918. On Sept. 1st, when his battalion was in the vicinity of Vis-en-Artois, preparatory to the advance, the enemy laid down a heavy barrage and counter-attacked. Pte. Nunney, who was at this time at company headquarters, immediately on his own initiative proceeded through the barrage to the company outpost lines, going from post to post and encouraging the men by his own fearless example. The enemy were repulsed and a critical situation was saved. During the attack on Sept. 2nd, his dash continually placed him in advance of his companions, and his fearless example undoubtedly helped greatly to carry the company forward to its objectives.
Private Nunney finally succumbed to his wounds on September 18, 1918. © IWM (Q 9318)
A two-horse limber crossing a temporary bridge just completed by the Royal Engineers in place of one which had been destroyed by the German, over the Somme at Monchy-Lagache, 18th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9319)
A lorry of the 32nd Division crossing a temporary bridge just completed by the Royal Engineers in place of one which had been destroyed by the Germans, over the Somme at Monchy-Lagache, 18th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11326)
Battle of Epehy. Three soldiers resting on ground near Epehy captured by the 12th Division that day, 18th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11327)
Battle of Epehy. Soldiers of the Lincolnshire Regiment holding a captured reserve trench beyond Epehy, 18th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11328)
Battle of Epehy. British and German wounded at an Advanced Field Dressing Station near Epehy, 21st Division, 18th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11329)
Battle of Epehy. Wounded and Prisoners coming in, near Epehy, 18th September 1918. The wounded soldier in the foreground is from a Bantam unit.
  © IWM (Q 11330)
Battle of Epehy. An Royal Army Medical Corps (R.A.M.C.) stretcher bearer giving a light to a wounded German soldier, 64th Field Ambulance, 21st Division, near Epehy, 18th September 1918. See also Q 11323.
  © IWM (Q 11331)
Battle of Epehy. A captured German doctor bandaging a wounded soldier of the West Yorkshire Regiment at an Advanced Field Dressing Station, 65th Field Ambulance, 21st Division, near Epehy, 18th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11332)
Battle of Epehy. A Dressing Station with British and German wounded in foreground (Note ambulance and Chaplain kneeling by a stretcher case) and 6-inch howitzer battery in action in the open in the background, 65th Field Ambulance, 21st Division, near Epehy, 18th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11333)
Battle of Epehy. British and German wounded soldiers at an Advanced Field Dressing Station, 21st Division, near Epehy, 18th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11334)
Battle of Epehy. German prisoners bringing in wounded, near Epehy, 18th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11335)
Battle of Epehy. German prisoners being marched back, near Epehy, 18th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11336)
An incident at an advanced field dressing station during the recent allied push. A British padre saying a prayer over a dying German, near Epehy, 18th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11538)
Battle of Epehy. British wounded and German prisoner sharing a cigarette at an advanced dressing station near Epehy, 18 September 1918. Note captured German Maxim 08/15 (Spandau) light machine guns in the background.
  © IWM (Q 20247)
General view of mine assembling sheds at Inverness, 18 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20248)
Mine cases alongside a railway siding at Inverness, 18 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20249)
Interior view of the K. 1 device mine assembling room at Inverness, 18 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20250)
Interior of a mine storage shed at Inverness, 18 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20251)
Mines loaded on a light railway on their way to the quay at Inverness, 18 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20252)
Mines being loaded into barges for transport to minelayers at Inverness, 18 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20253)
Loading mines aboard USS SAN FRANCISCO, 18 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78258)
French troops resting in a trench near the village of Margival, 18 September 1918.
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3248)
Men of the 45th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force attacking the Hindenburg Line, near Le Verguier, Ascension Valley.
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3252)
The ruins of Ascension Farm, a strongpoint in the German second line, after captured by the 45th Infantry Battalion, Australian Imperial Force on 18 September 1918.
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3260)
45th Australian Battalion attacking the Hindenburg Line. Ascension Valley, near Le Verguier, 18 September 1918.
  © IWM (Art.IWM ART 4923)
image: a sketch of a village street leading up to a church tower. Two trees stand in the left foreground, with a man on horseback and two figures on the street. A line of houses leads up to the church.
  © IWM (HU 109326)
Captain Walter Rewi Hallahan MC MM. Unit: 11th Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force. Death: 18 September 1918, killed in action, Western Front.
CWGC family information: son of James Patrick and Janet Hallahan, of 178, Hare St., Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Born at Westport, New Zealand.
  Esther Maude Tubman
  John Walters Ings
  Private Thomas Oliver Goldsmith 49538 West Yorkshire Regiment
 

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Tuesday, 17th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 41

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  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  60st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  MIKAN 3403967 A Canadian sign "This Was Riencourt". Advance East of Arras. October, 1918.

Apparently, this is one of those instances where the war diaries prove the MIKAN annotaion to be wrong...wrong date that is! © IWM (Q 9311)
Cavalry in reserve halted in the Authie River to water the horses, Auxi-le-Chateau, 17th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9312)
Cavalry on manoeuvres crossing the Authie River, Auxi-le-Chateau, 17th September 1918. Note the pack-horse with ammunition boxes.
  © IWM (Q 9313)
Cavalry on manoeuvres crossing the Authie River, Auxi-le-Chateau, 17th September 1918. Note Hotchkiss Gun Tripod on pack horse.
  © IWM (Q 9314)
Cavalry on manoeuvres crossing the Authie River, Auxi-le-Chateau, 17th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9315)
Cavalry on manoeuvres crossing the Authie River, Auxi-le-Chateau, 17th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9316)
Cavalry on manoeuvres crossing the Authie River, Auxi-le-Chateau, 17th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9317)
Cavalry in reserve halted in the Authie River to water the horses, Auxi-le-Chateau, 17th September 1918
  © IWM (Q 11340)
A refugee family returning to Amiens passing some ruined houses in the city, 17th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11341)
A refugee family returning to Amiens, looking at the ruins of a house, 17th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11342)
A refugee woman sitting in a chair on a heap of ruins in Amiens, 17th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11343)
1st Division Australian troops helping a returning refugee woman and a child with their baggage, Amiens, 17th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11344)
Returned refugees examining the destruction of Amiens, 17th September 1918.
Creator: Aitken, Thomas Keith (Second Lieutenant) (Photographer)
  © IWM (Q 11345)
A uniformed French artist sketching the damage in Amiens, 17th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11346)
Returned refugees looking in window of a re-opened shop, Amiens, 17th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 20265)
Admiral Joseph Strauss, the Commander of the Mine Force, US Atlantic Fleet, and staff in front of his Headquarters at Inverness, 17
September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 23590)
A notice displayed in the centre of the town of Amiens, 17 September 1918. Notice reads: "SOLDIERS. It is your duty to respect the
property of our allies. Remember that their husbands and sons are fighting our common enemy. Would you like to think that your homer
were being looted whilst you were at the front? PLAY THE GAME".
  © IWM (Q 58703)
Lieutenant Junor's BE.12 biplane after making a forced landing near Mezerib, 17th September 1918.
Creator: Lawrence, Thomas Edward
Part of LAWRENCE T E (COLONEL) COLLECTION
  © IWM (Q 60019)
Remains of Lieutenant Junor's BE 12 aeroplane. On 16 September 1918, Lt Junor of the Royal Flying Corps was tasked with providing air
cover while Arab forces under the command of T E Lawrence attempted to destroy the Yarmuk section of the Hejaz Railway. Junor
successfully diverted the attention of Turkish aircraft. When he returned "still alive, though attended on three sides by enemy
machines, spitting bullets", Junor made a crash landing and escaped from the aircraft just before a Turkish aircraft dropped a bomb on
it, 17th September 1918.
Creator: Lawrence, Thomas Edward
Part of LAWRENCE T E (COLONEL) COLLECTION
  © IWM (Q 60021)
Remains of Lieutenant Junor's BE 12 aeroplane, 17th September 1918.
Creator: Lawrence, Thomas Edward
Part of LAWRENCE T E (COLONEL) COLLECTION
  Amerikanische Soldaten des 132. Infanterie-Regiments (33. Div.) bei Alexandre (Maas)
 

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Monday, 16th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 40

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  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  © IWM (Q 9374)
GHQ Signals in the ramparts of Montreuil, 16th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9376)
GHQ Signals in the ramparts of Montreuil, 16th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9377)
GHQ Signals in the ramparts of Montreuil, 16th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9378)
GHQ Signals in the ramparts of Montreuil, 16th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9846)
GHQ signals. The ramparts at Montreuil, 16 September 1918.

  © IWM (Q 9847)
GHQ signals. The Ramparts at Montreuil, 16 September 1918.
  © IWM (BOX 273-284-4B-36C-1918) Eglise Saint-André à Le Bizet, Bizet, 16 September 1918. 
L’église de la paroisse la plus récente de Comines-Warneton date de 1906. Détruite lors de la première guerre, elle est reconstruite à l’identique selon les plans de
l’architecte Jules Coomans, auteur entre autres de l’église Saint-Chrysole de Comines et de la cathédrale d’Ypres. L’église devient accessible au culte en 1924.

  © IWM (BOX 294-119-42HAB-36N-1918) Plotting reference 36N 16cd 17. Key feature Fromelles Graves, 16 September 1918.

  © IWM (BOX 782-916-5AK-51B-1918) Plotting reference 51B W 5. Key feature Sauchy-Lestrée, 16 September 1918. 

  © IWM (BOX 773-15-5AL-51B-1918) Plotting reference 51B Q 11 12 17 18. Key feature Palluel, Canal-du-Nord, 16 September 1918.

  H1038
A column of German prisoners of war from the Jaeger Regiment passing Havrincourt Wood in France during World War I. They are escorted by New Zealand soldiers.
Photograph taken 16 September 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.
Caption - "A fine batch of prisoners from a Jaeger Regiment passing Havrincourt Wood in the early morning after a successful advance by the New Zealanders." (Album)
 

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Sunday, 15th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 39

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  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  © IWM (Q 7073)
Exhibition of tree-felling by Maoris at the Forestry Camp near Pont Remy, 15 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7074)
Exhibition of tree felling by Maoris at the Forestry Camp near Pont Remy, 15 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7075)
Log chopping contest at the Forestry Camp near Pont Remy in which Australia beat Great Britain, Canada and New Zealand, 15 September
1918.
  © IWM (Q 7076)
Log chopping contest at the Forestry Camp near Pont Remy in which Australia beat Great Britain Canada and New Zealand, 15 September
1918.
  © IWM (Q 7077)
Cross-cutting contest at the Forestry Camp near Pont Remy, 15 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7078)
Sports at the Forestry Camp near Pont Remy, 15 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7079)
Sports at the Forestry Camp near Pont Remy, 15 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9980)
Commander-in-Chief's (Haig) Guard of the Guernsey Light Infantry, at the Château de Beaurepaire, near Montreuil, 15 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9981)
Commander-in-Chief's (Haig) Guard of the Guernsey Light infantry, at the Château de Beaurepaire near Montreuil, 15 September 1918.
  © IWM (BOX 864-758-18JF-57C-1918) Plotting reference 57C E 5 6 11 12 18 F 7 13. Key feature Bourlon

    © IWM (BOX 866-752-18JF-57C-1918) Plotting reference 57C F 13. Key feature Bourlon Wood

    © IWM (BOX 890-936-59LB-57C-1917) Plotting reference 57C Q 11 12 17 18. Key feature Beaucamps

  © IWM (BOX 785-754-18JF-51B-1918) Plotting reference 51B X 21. Key feature Raillencourt, 15th September, 1918.

 
© IWM (BOX 785-760-18JF-51B-1918) Plotting reference 51B X 14. Key feature Haynecourt W, 15th September, 1918.

    Durant la première guerre mondiale, le château de Beaurepaire, situé dans le Hameau Saint-Nicolas de Beaumerie-Saint-Martin, servira
de résidence au Maréchal Douglas Haig, commandant en chef des armées britanniques, qui avait établi son quartier général à Montreuil-
sur-Mer. Pendant cette période, de nombreuses personnalités politiques, civiles et militaires se retrouvent à Beaurepaire puisque l’on
peut compter au nombre des visiteurs du maréchal Haig : le roi et la reine d’Angleterre, le président de la république Raymond
Poincarré, Pétain, Clémenceau, Joffre, Foch, Churchill, Lloyd George, le Rajah de Ratlam, Maginot…
  Beaumerie-Saint-Martin château
Cette image est dans le domaine public car il s'agit d'un document iconographique dont les droits patrimoniaux ont expiré, ou de la
reproduction de ce document.
  © IWM (Q 11337)
A view of the ruins of Bethune including the Belfry, 15th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11338)
A Portuguese soldier with an improvised gas alarm in Festubert, 15th September 1918.
  GH021596
This aerial reconnaisance photograph would have been issued to a junior British officer before an operation on the Western Front,
1918. It was produced by the Royal Air Force in Gonnelieu, France and is dated 15 September 1918. Prior to the First World War, armies
were limited to using observation balloons to achieve photographic vantage. By using aeroplanes, these aerial photographs could
provide a vertical and three dimensional, 360 degree view of enemy territory. The photographs were then compiled into photo-mosaics
and used to form base maps.
This photograph possibly belonged to Captain George Middleton Turner (15th Royal Warwickshire Regiment, United Kingdom), who fought in
France during the First World War. After travelling widely through the 1920s, he settled in New Zealand. He retired to Nelson and died
1973.
  © 2012 Trustees of the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum
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Montigny-Harnes-Annay Switch and Queant Drocourt Line 15th September 1918

  © 2012 Trustees of the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum 
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Montigny-Harnes-Annay Switch and Queant Drocourt Line 15th September 1918

  © 2012 Trustees of the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum KO0202/11 A KO0202/11 B 

  15-09-1918-Dogmersfield-House-Front-768x476.jpg
  15-09-1918-Dogmersfield-House-Back.jpg
  Ein zerstörtes Wohnhaus nach dem Luftangriff auf Stuttgart vom 15. September 1918
  General v. Carlowitz

 

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Saturday, 14th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 38

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  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  © IWM (Q 78743)
Ruins of the village of Combles, 14 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78744)
Military lorries passing through ruins of the village of Combles, 14 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78745)
Ruins of the village of Combles, 14 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78746)
A British cyclist at the entrance to the ruined village of Combles, 14 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78747)
A British cyclist passing ruins of the Town Hall in Combles, 14 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78749)
The ravine near the ruined village of Combles, 14 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78750)
A German cemetery at Beaulencourt, 14 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 79015)
A French 75 mm field artillery gun on tender at an anti-aircraft defence post at Sentheim, 14 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 108352)
A French 194 mm naval gun on railway mounting near Dieulouard (Dieulwart), 14 September 1918.
  H1036
Soldiers inspecting a battered German bicycle with tyres made of springs due to the rubber shortage in World War I. Photograph taken
14 September 1918 near Metz, France, by Henry Armytage Sanders.
  H1037
A soldier inspects a German bicycle with tyres made of springs due to the rubber shortage in World War I. Photograph taken 14
September 1918 near Metz, France, by Henry Armytage Sanders.
  H1039
A New Zealand battalion passing through re-captured Bapaume, France, to rest, during World War I. A sugar factory is in the
background. Photograph taken by Henry Armytage Sanders on 14 September 1918.
An original print from this negative is at PA1-f-92 at H1039 with the caption `A New Zealand Battalion passing through Bapaume to
rest, it was a company of this Battalion that first re-entered Bapaume'
  H1040
A view from the rear of a New Zealand Battalion passing through recaptured Bapaume in France. Shows a horse- drawn ambulance behind a
column of troops mostly on foot moving down a road. A few men are mounted and another is riding a bicycle. Motor cars are also on the
road. In the background is the badly damaged Sugar Factory. Photograph taken 14 September 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.
  H1042
A view over recaptured Bapaume, France, showing a column of troops from a New Zealand Battalion moving towards the camera. Two
ambulances can been seen in the background. Also visible is the damage to the town itself. Photograph taken 14 September 1918 by Henry
Armytage Sanders.
  H1043
A general view of troops from a New Zealand Battalion walking (towards the camera) along a road in recaptured Bapaume during World War
I. Army lorries travel on the other side of the road. Also visible is the damage to the town itself. Photograph taken 14 September
1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.
  H1044
The transport of a New Zealand Battalion passing through recaptured Bapaume, France, during World War I. Shows a line of horse drawn
wagons and carts moving down a road in the badly bombed town. Photograph taken 14 September 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.
  H1045
An army brass band leads a New Zealand Battalion passing through recaptured Bapaume in France. The commanders follow on horseback and
behind them troops on foot. The ruins of the town appear in the background. Photograph taken 14 September 1918 by Henry Armytage
Sanders.
  H1098
New Zealand army transport passing through recaptured Bapaume, France, in World War I. Horse and mule teams pull laden wagons along a
wide road. Also visible is the damage to the town itself. Photograph taken 14 September 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.
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Friday, 13th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 37

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  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  55th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  © IWM (Q 78742)
A military lorry on the road in ruined Bapaume, 13 September 1918.

  © IWM (Q 7065)
Battle of the Drocourt-Queant Line. A soldier of the 6th Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment), and a German signboard "Kronprinzenstr." Inchy, 13 September 1918.
  IWM (Q 7066)
Battle of the Drocourt-Queant Line. Ruins of Inchy captured by the 63rd Division on 3rd September. (13 September 1918).
  IWM (Q 7067)
Battle of the Drocourt-Queant Line. Ruins of Inchy, captured by the 63rd Division on 3rd September. (13 September 1918).
  IWM (Q 7068)
Battle of the Drocourt-Queant Line. German ammunition horse-limbers smashed by shell fire near Pronville, 13 September 1918.
  IWM (Q 7069)
Battle of the Drocourt-Queant Line. German ammunition horse-limbers smashed by shell fire near Pronville, 13 September 1918.
  IWM (Q 7070)
Battle of the Drocourt-Queant Line. German 7.7 cm (770 mm) FK 16 gun captured at Pronville and occasionally used by British gunners, 13 September 1918.
  IWM (Q 7080)
Second Battle of Arras. A horse ambulance (2/3rd London Field Ambulance of the Royal Army Medical Corps) and a stranded tank (named Lucretia II 6012) rendered useless
by gas in the attacks of 24 August, at the crossroads. Croisilles, 13 September 1918. (Captured by 56th Division on 28 August).
  IWM (Q 11339)
Returned refugees in the ruins of Villers-Bretonneux, 13th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 48177)
Troops of 'B' Company, 1st Engineers Regiment, American 1st Division entering, with colours flying, shell-torn Nonsard on return from the frontline, 13 September 1918.

  © IWM (Q 58384)
The Hindenburg Line before Pronville, 13 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 57694)
Troops of the 107th Infantry Regiment, American 27th Division following tanks near Beauquesnes, 13 September 1918. One platoon of infantry follows one tank.
  © IWM (Q 70737)
A body of dead German sniper, who was passed in the advance of 103rd Infantry Regiment (American 26th Division) and was firing at their rear, showing the exact
position in which he was firing. Near St. Remy, 13 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 70736)
American lorries with troops stuck in traffic in Limey, 13 September 1918.

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  L'espion Belge Valet de Herstal (Belgique) mort aux fils le 13 September 1918 Bande Bonnot
The Bonnot Gang (La Bande à Bonnot) was a French criminal anarchist group that operated in France and Belgium during the Belle Époque, from 1911 to 1912. Composed of
individuals who identified with the emerging illegalist milieu, the gang utilized cutting-edge technology (including automobiles and repeating rifles) not yet
available to the French police.

 

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Mystery over life-saving Great War book solved

A mystery over what happened to a book which saved the life of Devonshire soldier Sam Roberts in the Great War has been solved. Sam, of Rackenford, Devon, was shot in the chest just before Christmas 1914 as he charged at a German trench in northern France. The bullet, fired from an enemy rifle, should have killed him. But he lived to fight another day because a book he kept in his breast pocket took the full force of the blast. Sam, a private in the 2nd Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment, was critically injured, spending many weeks in intensive care in hospital in London. But, a year later, he returned to the front line – this time as a corporal in the 8th Devons. He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on July 1, 1916 and he was buried at the Devonshire Cemetery at Mametz. His near miraculous escape from death in 1914 was reported in local newspapers, but it was never revealed what had happened to the book that saved his life. It has now emerged that the book – a Soldier’s Pay Book with a hole all the way through it – was given to Samuel’s younger brother, Charles. He later gave it to his son, Gerald Roberts – but, sadly, the book was lost a number of years ago. Gerald, now 88 and who still lives in Devon, revealed the story of the book as we talked for the first time this week. A Soldiers’ Pay Book was issued to all those serving in the Great War. It served as a log book and had to be carried at all times. It recorded a soldier’s earnings and details of next of kin, vaccinations, inoculations and eye prescriptions. It also included regimental numbers, dates of enlistment, ranks, awards and space for a will. Sam – Gerald’s uncle – was one of 30 grandsons of John Roberts, of Witheridge in Devon who served in the Great War. Seven of John’s grandsons died in the war – three were killed in action on the Western Front, three died from wounds sustained in action in France and Flanders and one died from heart disease in Mesopotamia. An oak memorial cross for John Roberts – who was buried in an unmarked grave in 1919 – is to be dedicated at Witheridge Churchyard on October 4. A John Roberts Family Reunion is to be held in Devon on October 13. About 100 descendants of John – including Gerald – will be attending the event. These events have been inspired by the publication of History Maker, a book which tells the story of John and his grandsons who went to war. The picture shows Sam (middle row - second left) among 21 children at Rackenford School with a perfect attendance record. The picture (provided by Sarah Child) was taken in 1906, when he was 11. He was killed 10 years later on the Somme.       

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Thursday, 12th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 36

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  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery


  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  © IWM (BOX 295-453-21HAB-36N-1918) Plotting reference 36N 27 33 Key feature Houdringe

  © IWM (BOX 295-433-21HAB-36N-1918) Plotting reference 36N 33b 24a Key feature Houdringe

  © IWM (BOX 312-444-21HAB-36T-1918) Plotting reference 36T 14 15. Key feature Illies

  © IWM (BOX 312-447-21HAB-36T-1918) Plotting reference 36T 7b 8d. Key feature Ligny-le-Petit

  23.-St-Mihiel-1918-NARA
16TH INFANTRYMEN JUMP OFF ON THE ADVANCE TO PINCH OFF THE ST. MIHIEL SALIENT ON 12 SEPTEMBER 1918.
  18_09_12_mont_sec1 
Ein amerikanischer Tank nahe Mont Sec während des Angriffs auf den Frontbogen von St. Mihiel

 

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Wednesday, 11th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 35

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  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  MIKAN 3397398
Residents of Saudemont are released by troops of the 4th C.M.R., after living in the village with the Germans for four years. 
Advance East of Arras. September 11th, 1918.
Note:  Saudemont will be severely shelled in two days.
  MIKAN 3397399
Residents of Saudemont are released by troops of the 4th C.M.R., after living in the village with the Germans for four years. 
Advance East of Arras. September 11th, 1918.
Note:  Saudemont will be severely shelled in two days.
  MIKAN 3397400
Residents of Saudemont are released by troops of the 4th C.M.R., after living in the village with the Germans for four years. 
Advance East of Arras. September 11th, 1918.
Note:  Saudemont will be severely shelled in two days.
  MIKAN 3397401
Residents of Saudemont are released by troops of the 4th C.M.R., after living in the village with the Germans for four years. 
Advance East of Arras. September 11th, 1918.
Note:  Saudemont will be severely shelled in two days.
  MIKAN 3397402
Residents of Saudemont are released by troops of the 4th C.M.R., after living in the village with the Germans for four years. 
Advance East of Arras. September 11th, 1918. 
Note:  Saudemont will be severely shelled in two days.
  MIKAN 3397403
Two French civilians who had hid in ruins of a village (Saudemont) which was captured by Canadians. 
Advance East of Arras. September 11th, 1918.
Note:  Saudemont will be severely shelled in two days.
 
MIKAN 3397404
Residents of Saudemont are released by troops of the 4th C.M.R., after living in the village with the Germans for four years. 
Advance East of Arras. September 11th, 1918.
Note:  Saudemont will be severely shelled in two days.
  MIKAN 3397405
Residents of Saudemont are released by troops of the 4th C.M.R., after living in the village with the Germans for four years. 
Advance East of Arras. September 11th, 1918. 
  MIKAN 3329308
Amiens Front - Ecourt St. Quentin. Apr. & May 1919
Note:  The annotation is incorrect, this is the town of Saudemont, in the Spring of 1919.

  MIKAN 3329385 Arras Front Saudemont

  © IWM (Q 73563)
German battleship steaming into the Firsth of Forth to surrender to Admiral Beatty.
  © IWM (Q 73737)
A German Battleship steaming into the Firth and Forth. September 11th, 1918 when the German Fleet surrendered to Admiral Beatty.
 

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Tuesday, 10th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 34

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  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  © IWM (Q 9296)
Mr Arthur G. Smart, the Director of Transport of the Scottish Red Cross Mobile Unit, with ambulances presented by Scottish Farmers.
Rouen, 10 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9297)
Ambulances and drivers of the Scottish Red Cross Mobile Unit at Rouen, 10 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9298)
Ambulances and drivers of the Scottish Red Cross Mobile Unit at Rouen, 10 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9299)
A line of ambulances of the Scottish Red Cross Mobile Unit being driven past the Director of Transport, Mr Arthur G. Smart. Rouen, 10
September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9300)
The 769 ambulances of the Scottish Red Cross Mobile Unit at Rouen, 10th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9301)
The 769 ambulances of the Scottish Red Cross Mobile Unit at Rouen, 10th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9302)
A Queen Mary's Auxiliary Army Corps (QMAAC) cook preparing dinner fior the troops, Rouen, 10th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9303)
Women of Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC) growing vegetables in their camp garden, Rouen 10th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9304)
The Caravan-billet of a Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC) cook in Rouen, 10th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9305)
Scene in a Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC) Nissen Hut Camp in Rouen, 10th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9306)
Scene in a Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC) Nissen Hut Camp in Rouen, 10th September 1918.

 

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Monday, 9th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 33

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Comment:  The narrative is oddly devoid of any reference to the Western Front. To counter this, observe the official war despatches of Monday, 9th September 1918,
according to reports of the Wolff Telegr. Bureau, Volume 8, National Publishing House, Berlin (1918)...   Local fighting north of the Ploegsteert Forest and La Bassée Canal.  North of Armentières the enemy attacked again; we rejected him and took prisoners.  South of the
Péronne-Cambrai road, the enemy continued their assault by deploying stronger forces against the Gouzeaucourt - Epéhy line north of Templeux; they failed with heavy
losses for the opponent.  Our forerunners yesterday denied superior enemies the advance across St. Simon and the Crozat Canal.  Exploratory battles between Oise and
Ailette.  Between Ailette and Aisne the enemy broke out after several unsuccessful partial attacks towards evening; he was bloody rejected all over the front, partly
in close combat and by counterattacks.    Partial attacks failed between Aisne and Vesle, while in Champagne partial attempts by the opponent failed.  From an English squadron, which advanced to the attack on
Mannheim, 5 aircraft were shot down.  In August, 565 enemy aircraft were shot down on the German fronts, 62 of them by our anti-aircraft guns, and 53 capture balloons. 
Of these, 251 aircraft are in our possession.  The rest has obviously crashed beyond the enemy lines.  We lost 143 planes and 86 captive balloons during the fight. Imperial War Museum and Alexander Turnbull Library photos captured Monday, 9th September 1918.
MIKAN images captured September 1918.
  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery


  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  Gunner Jack Stanislaus McTague
  MIKAN 3397938 Transport driver with a load of captured machine guns and trench mortars. 
Advance East of Arras, September, 1918
The transport drivers wagons are loaded with captured German machine gun components, and he is towing a light trench mortar.
  MIKAN 3397939 Battered German gun near Buissy. 
Advance East of Arras. September, 1918. 
A soldier is examining a damaged 7.7cm FK 96 German Field Gun.
  MIKAN 3397942 Canadians examining two German machine guns mounted on small trucks. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918 Canadians are examining two carts with MG08/15 German machine guns mounted on them.
  MIKAN 3397952 Model reproduction of German lines N.W. of Lens (36.C.N.1) September, 1918.
  MIKAN 3403397 Lt.-Col. G. Ross, A.D.P.S. at grave of Lt. W.K. Clarke, the son of an old friend. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918.
  MIKAN 3403398 The A.D.P.S. [Assistant Director of Postal Services] at grave of Sergt. W. Britton. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918
  MIKAN 3405032 Officers and N.C.O. Instructors for the Canadian Syren Party at Witley Camp, September 1918.
MIKAN 3405377 Canadian Ammunition Column passing through recently captured village. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918.
  MIKAN 3405397 Canadian Cavalry going forward passing German wounded. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918.
  MIKAN 3405399 Cavalry passing through country captured by Canadians earlier in the day. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918.
  MIKAN 3405427 Canadian Engineers returning from the line. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918.
  MIKAN 3405428 Engineers sterilizing water pumped from a dirty stream. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918.
  MIKAN 3405429 Canadian Engineers building a corduroy road. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918.
  MIKAN 3405430 Canadian Engineers building a corduroy road through a captured village. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918.
  E03317 
Unidentified members of the 5th Australian Pioneers going to their work in artillery formation, 9 September 1918.
  © IWM (BOX 307-418-21HAB-36S-1918) Plotting reference: 36S 17. Key feature: Lorgie

  © IWM (Q 45363)
General Pavlo Skoropadskyi, the Hetman of Ukraine, as a guest at the German General Headquarters at Spa with Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg and General Erich
Ludendorff, 9 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 49848)
Panorama of German first line trenches at Bois d'Eparges before attack by the American 26th Division, 9 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 52187)
General Pavlo Skoropadskyi, the Hetman of Ukraine, as a guest at the German General Headquarters at Spa with Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg and General Erich
Ludendorff, 9 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 52201)
Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg with General Pavlo Skoropadskyi, the Hetman of Ukraine, in Spa railway station conducting the latter to his saloon coach on the
conclusion of his visit to the German General Headquarters, 9 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 70044)
Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg greeting General Pavlo Skoropadskyi, the Hetman of Ukraine, during the conference at the German General Headquarters in Spa, 9
September 1918. General Groebe is in the background.
   

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Sunday, 8th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 32

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  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  55th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3323)
"Rations for the Guns". Troops of the 6th Brigade, Australian Field Artillery unloading 18-pounder shells behind the lines near
Azincourt (Jincourt?), France.
  © IWM (Q 11313)
British Cavalry passing through the ruins of Albert, 8th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11314)
British Cavalry passing the ruined basilica of Notre Dame de Brebieres, Albert, 8th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11315)
British Cavalry passing the ruined basilica of Notre Dame de Brebieres, Albert, 8th September 1918. A sign reads 'Albert Bridge No.3
for Tanks'.
  © IWM (Q 11316)
British Cavalry and lorries of the 16th (Irish) Division passing the ruined basilica, of Notre Dame de Brebieres, Albert, 8th
September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11317)
British Cavalry passing the ruined basilica of Notre Dame de Brebieres, Albert, 8th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11318)
British Cavalry passing the ruined basilica of Notre Dame de Brebieres, Albert, 8th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 48223)
The German battlecruiser SMS Goeben (Yavuz Sultan Selim) at Ishmid, Turkey, 8 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 58150)
The slag heap at Loos, near Lens, 8 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 58330)
A German dead near Mont Saint-Quentin hill, 8 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 60964)
French children with various gas masks at Marbache, 8 September 1918.
(Comment:  Many incredibly heroic and brave civilains refused to leave their homes.  Bodies of many of these same civilians were never
recovered.)
  © IWM (Q61476)
A Bolshevik flying boat, Curtiss type, which surrendered to the White Army at Bakharitza, 8 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 70601)
View of a British cruiser guarding the Vollya (?) at Ishmid, Turkey, 8 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78714)
Ruined Church of St. Jean in Peronne, 8 September 1918.

  © IWM (Q 78715)
Allied officers examining a German signpost in the midst of the ruins of Peronne, 8 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78716)
Ruins in the Grand Rue in Peronne, 8 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78717)
Ruined chateau at Mont-Saint-Quentin, 8 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78718)
Ruined chateau at Mont-Saint-Quentin, 8 September 1918.

 
© IWM (Q 78719)
Ruined chateau and its park at Mont-Saint-Quentin, 8 September 1918.

  © IWM (Q 78720)
Australian troops in a captured German observation post and a machine gun concrete shelter at Mont-Saint-Quentin, 8 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78721)
View taken from a British advanced post in the centre of ruined Lens, 8 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78722)
View taken from a British advanced post in the centre of ruined Lens, 8 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78725)
Group of British troops in an old mine crater near Lens, 8 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 97431)
Tractor drawing a 6 inch Mark VIII heavy gun of the Royal Garrison Artillery forward to follow the advance of the troops. Peronne, 8
September 1918.
  H1011
New Zealand soldiers with a light trench mortar gun on a mule-drawn cart at the time when trench mortars became a mobile arm of the
Division's forces in France. Photograph taken 8 September 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.
  H1013
New Zealand soldiers with a light trench mortar gun transported by a mule-drawn cart in order to provide greater mobility for the
Division's forces in France. Photograph taken 8 September 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.
Other - An original print from this negative is in album PA1-f-094
Caption - "Necessity is the mother of invention. To enable us to keep contact with the enemy the trench mortars have been made a
mobile arm." (Album)
  H1014
Shows horses pulling a sixty pounder gun through the captured French village of Bertincourt during World War I. A damaged building on
the roadside has the name 'Bertincourt' painted on it. Photograph taken 8 September 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.

  H1022
New Zealand troops during World War I, marching though a residential area in France between Gommecourt and Sailly au Bois. Photograph
taken circa 8 September 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.
  H1024
Officers gather to talk with the chaplain at a New Zealand Brigade church service during the open warfare phase of World War I.
Photograph taken Sapignies, France, 8 September 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.
  H1025
The Corps Commander taking the salute after a New Zealand Brigade church service in France during World War I. The Divisional
Commander, Major General Russell stands in the right foreground. The troops file past down a slight slope. Photograph taken Sapignies
8 September 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.
  H1026
A distant view of a New Zealand Brigade church service at which the Corps Commander and Divisional General are present. View looking
past the priests towards the officers and men. Photograph taken Sapignies, France, 8 September 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.
  H1027
A distant view of a church service being conducted for a New Zealand Brigade and attended by the Corps Commander and Divisional
General. Photograph taken Sapignies, France, 8 September 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.
  H1028
A priest speaking to soldiers, who are sitting on the ground, at a New Zealand Brigade church service in Sapignies, France, during
World War I. Photograph taken 8 September 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.
  H1029
A distant view of officers and men at a New Zealand Brigade church service also attended by the Corps Commander and Divisional
General(front right) Photograph taken Sapignies, France, 8 September 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.
  H1030
A priest speaking to soldiers sitting on the ground at a New Zealand Brigade church service attended by the Corps Commander and
Divisional General (in the middle ground). A small dog (mascot?) is also visible on the grass. Photograph taken Sapignies, France, 8
September 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.
  H1031
The Corps Commander taking the salute after a New Zealand Brigade church service. The Divisional Commander, Major General Russell,
stands on his left. Soldiers file past down a slight slope. Photograph taken at Sapignies, France, 8 September 1918 by Henry Armytage
Sanders.
  H1032
A general view of the Corps Commander taking the salute after a New Zealand Brigade church service at Sapignies, France, during World
War I. The Divisional Commanderl, General Russell, and the chaplain stand on his left. Other officers are behind them. Soldiers file
past down a slight slope towards camp. Photograph taken 8 September 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.
  H1033
The Corps Commander taking the salute after a New Zealand Brigade church service in Sapignies, France, during World War I. The
Divisional Commander, General Russell, stands on his left. Soldiers file past down a slight slope. Photograph taken 8 September 1918
by Henry Armytage Sanders.
  PA1-f-092-1035
New Zealand soldiers examining a German tank captured by New Zealand forces on the Western Front, and nicknamed "Schnuck". Photograph
taken 8 September 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.
You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without
permission, please ask us for advice. If reproducing this item, please maintain the integrity of the image (i.e. don't crop, recolour
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German tank captured by New Zealanders, and named "Schnuck". Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand
official negatives, World War 1914-1918. Ref: PA1-f-092-1035. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/23150191
  PA1-f-092-1034
New Zealand soldiers examining a German tank captured by New Zealand forces on the Western Front, and nicknamed "Schnuck". Photograph
taken 8 September 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders.
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German tank captured by New Zealanders, and named "Schnuck". Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand
official negatives, World War 1914-1918. Ref: PA1-f-092-1034. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22516291
 
Join RAF Poster 15844032
  Feldpostkarte von Arthur Wunderlich an Ida Wunderlich, 8. September 1918 (Museum Wolmirstedt RR)
 

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Saturday, 7th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 31

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  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  55th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
 
MIKAN 3194494 
Canadians constructing a bridge across Canal du Nord. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918
  MIKAN 3383177 
Sorting mail at an advanced Field Post Office. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918
  MIKAN 3383178 
Canadian mail being loaded in Lorries. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918.
  MIKAN 3383180 
The A.D.P.S. [Assistant Director of Postal Services] at a Canadian Brigade Field Post Office. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918
  MIKAN 3383181 
Bringing up mail from a dug-out. 
September, 1918.
  MIKAN 3396821 
A little Japanese, one of many who joined a certain Canadian Battalion, shaving outside his dug-out. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918. 
(Comment:  I do not write these annotations!)
  MIKAN 3396931 
Band of the 27th Battalion. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918.
  MIKAN 3397944 
Panorama, Collection of Field Guns, machine guns, trench mortars, etc., captured by Canadians. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918 
Officers are examining a wide range of captured German artillery pieces, shells, and shell casings.
  MIKAN 3397945
Panorama. 
Collection of Field Guns, machine-guns, trench mortars, etc., captured by Canadians. 
Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918 This depicts a captured Gun park, with a variety of German artillery on display.
  © IWM (Q 7049)
Battle of the Drocourt-Queant Line. 
Queant, to the NW, of which was the junction of the Hindenburg and Wotan Lines. 
7 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7052)
Mametz, 7 September 1918, showing memorial. 
(7th Division).
  © IWM (Q 7053)
German barricade across the main street of Queant, 7 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7294)
Column of the British motor transport passing through the ruins of Ecoust-St. Mein, 7 September 1918. 
The village was retaken at the end of August.
  © IWM (Q 7295)
The ruins of Croisilles, which were retaken on 28 August 1918 by the 56th Division. 
7 September 1918.
  © IWM (BOX 312-406-21HAB-36T-1918) Plotting reference 36T 17 23. Key feature Fromelles, Pheasant Wood and mass graves.
Wow.  I have been looking for this photo for a couple of years now, so that's a big WOW!
We saw this area yesterday in two aerial photographs, and I was so disappointed by the resolution,
I was beginning to think Lambis had examined the high-quality original IWM photos.
Now, I am fairly certain this is the photo which led Lambis Engelzos to conclude there was a mass-burial, in fact,
two mass burial pits of 250 men by Pheasant Wood (Bois de faisan) outside Fromelles in 2002.
Those two elongated blobs by the forest tweaked his curiosity - he found images before and after the burials, matching the period when
the Germans buried these men, and further corroborated the visual evidence with German war diaries.
Along the way, he was presented with many hurdles and obstacles, most in the form of government.
After many years, he was allowed a preliminary dig, which finally led to the first new CWGC cemetery being created in over 50 years -
Pheasant Wood Cemetery.

 
© IWM (Q 9449)
Brigadier General Reginald John Kentish and staff of the 166th Brigade, 55th Division, Bethune, 7 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9450)
Brigadier General Reginald John Kentish and staff of the 166th Brigade, 55th Division. Bethune, 7 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9451)
Brigadier General Reginald John Kentish and staff of the 166th Brigade, 55th Division. Bethune, 7 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11277)
Sir Douglas Haig, General Officer Commanding British Expeditionary Force, talking to Dominion journalists at the Chateau de
Beaurepaire, 7 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11286)
General Henry Horne, General Officer Commanding First Army), converses with Dominion journalists at First Army Headquarters at
Ranchicourt, 7 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 49843)
Ruined buildings in a corner of the Place de la Hotel de Ville and the Douai Road in Bapaume, 7 September 1918.

  © IWM (Q 69966)
French heavy artillery passing through Chauny, 7 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78736)
Ruined street at Bapaume, 7 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78737) 
Ruined street at Bapaume, 7 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78738)
Ruined Le Grande Rue at Bapaume, 7 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78739)
Church in ruins at Bapaume, 7 September 1918.

  © IWM (Q 78740)
Ruined Le Grande Rue at Bapaume, 7 September 1918.
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3325)
Leisure and entertainment at the Front: The band of the 21 Australian Battalion rehearse in the middle of a ruined farmyard,
surrounded by debris, Cappy, France.
  44th Wing of the Royal Air Force, taken at Camp Borden on September 7th, 1918.

 

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Friday, 6th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 30

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  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery

  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  55th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  © IWM (Q 7044)
Second Battle of Bapaume. Dead German soldiers in a sunken lane near Moislains, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7054)
A gun caterpillar-tractor hauling a lorry out of a shell-hole. Noreuil, 6 September 1918 (Captured by 3rd Division on 2 September).
  © IWM (Q 7055)
Troops of the 52nd (Lowland) Division with captured German MG 08/15 machine guns. Queant, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7056)
Troops of the Coldstream Guards with captured German MG 08/15 machine guns at Noreuil, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7057)
German signs (O.U.-Orts-Unterkunft-Billets and Hindenburg Schlucht - Hindenburg Ravine) in Queant, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7059)
Battle of the Drocourt- Queant Line. Royal Engineers laying the railroad at Ecoust, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7060)
Battle of the Drocourt-Queant Line. Royal Engineers laying the railroad at Ecoust, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7061)
German 21 cm (210 mm) Mörser 16 heavy howitzer captured near Saint-Leger, 6 September 1918. Note scribling on the barrel noting the 281st Brigade of the Royal Field
Artillery.
  © IWM (Q 7062)
German 21 cm (210 mm) Mörser 16 heavy howitzer captured near Saint-Leger, 6 September 1918. There is a scribling on the barrel of the howitzer noting the 281st Brigade
of the Royal Field Artillery (not visible from this angle).
  © IWM (Q 7063)
Battle of Drocourt-Queant Line. German ammunition lorry destroyed by shell fire. Note a lorry of the Royal Army Medical Corps in the background. Near Queant, 6
September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7064)
Battle of Drocourt-Queant Line. A convoy of British Maudslay 3-ton lorries parked up alongside the wreckage of German motor transport destroyed by shell fire during
Third Army's attack on 2 September 1918. Note a lorry of the Royal Army Medical Corps in the background. Near Queant, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (BOX 294-688-103GJ-36N-1918) Plotting reference 36N 22 29. Key feature Fromelles, 6th September, 1918.
Dark speck lower left corner is the 'Hitler Bunker'.
The first wood to the left of Fromelles, where the road enters the corner of the wood, is where amateur historian Lambis Englezos found 250 Australian soldiers.


Where amateur historian Lambis Englezos found 250 Australian soldiers (elongated red area), now buried in the new Pheasant Wood Cemetery (red rectangle), which is
located just on the lower-left outskirts of Fromelles today. These men are buried approximately 300 meters from where the Germans had originally interred them.
'Hitler Farm' is on the road to the lower-right of Fromelles, just before turning the corner into town. © IWM (BOX 294-680-103GJ-36N-1918) Plotting reference 36N 16. Key feature Fromelles

  © IWM (Q 11282)
One of the Dominion journalists at Merlimont during a visit to the Western Front, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11283)
One of the Dominion journalists at Merlimont during a visit to the Western Front, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11284)
A Dominion journalist having tea at Etaples, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11285)
One of the officers who acted as guide to the Dominion journalists' party, seen at Etaples, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11302)
Dominion journalists inspect the kennels at the Central Depot of the Messenger Dog Service at Etaples, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11303)
Dominion journalists inspect the kennels at the Central Depot of the Messenger Dog Service at Etaples, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11304)
Dominion journalists are shown a demonstration at the Central Depot of the Messenger Dog Service at Etaples, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11305)
Dominion journalists are shown a demonstration at Central Depot of the Messenger Dog Service at Etaples, 6 September 1918. As part of the training, explosions were
arranged close to the feeding dogs.
  © IWM (Q 11306)
Dominion journalists are shown a demonstration at Central Depot of the Messenger Dog Service at Etaples, 6 September 1918. As part of the training, explosions were
arranged close to the feeding dogs.
  © IWM (Q 11307)
Dominion journalists watching a demonstration at the Central Depot of the Messenger Dog Service at Etaples, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11308)
Dominion journalists are shown a demonstration at Central Depot of the Messenger Dog Service at Etaples, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11309)
Dominion journalists are shown a demonstration at Central Depot of the Messenger Dog Service at Etaples, 6 September 1918. As part of the training, explosions were
arranged close to the feeding dogs.
  © IWM (Q 11310)
Dominion journalists inspect the kennels at the Central Depot of the Messenger Dog Service at Etaples, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11311)
Dominion journalists inspect the kennels at the Central Depot of the Messenger Dog Service at Etaples, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11312)
Dominion journalists are shown a demonstration at Central Depot of the Messenger Dog Service at Etaples, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11357)
The Dominion Journalist Party at a Tank demonstration at Merlimont, 6th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11358)
The Dominion Journalists Party watching a Whippet Tank demonstration at Merlimont, 6th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11359)
The Dominion Journalists Party at a Tank demonstration at Merlimont, 6th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 23891)
Kaiser Wilhelm II in conversation with General Pavlo Skoropadskyi, the Hetman of Ukraine (in the background), at Wilhelmshohe Castle in Kassel, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 69602)
A British airman trying out his Bristol fighter after landing in Bakharitza, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78727)
Entrance of the town of Bapaume, 6 September 1918.
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  © IWM (Q 78728)
Entrance to the town of Bapaume from Albert, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78729)
General view of the ruins of Bapaume, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78730)
General view of the ruins of Bapaume, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78731)
General view of the ruins of Bapaume, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78732)
Ruined church at Bapaume, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78733)
Ruined church at Bapaume, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78734)
British officers in Place de l'Hotel de Ville at Bapaume, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78735)
A captured German observation post on a hill near Bapaume, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78741)
Ruins of the Town Hall in Bapaume, 6 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78900)
Captured German anti-aircraft guns and other war material near Attichy, 6 September 1918.
  127027 Europeana 1914-1918 Photo de Augustin CREPEL avec ses compagnons de régiment à L’Adiv.
 

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Library and Archives Canada
  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  © IWM (Q 7038)
British troops at Guillemont, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7039)
Montauban, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7040)
British troops at Combles, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7041)
The Second Battle of Bapaume. Ruins of Moislains two days after its capture, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7042)
Second Battle of Bapaume. An overturned German 21 cm (210 mm) Mörser 10 heavy howitzer captured at Moislains, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7043)
Second Battle of Bapaume. An overturned German 21 cm (210 mm) Mörser 10 heavy howitzer captured at Moislains, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7045)
Second Battle of Bapaume. Troops of the 7th (Service) Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, and one of the 7.7 cm (770 mm) FK 96 n.A. guns they captured. Near Moislains, 5
September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7046)
A tandem bicycle frame used by the Germans to generate electricity for wireless in the trenches. Moislains, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9438)
Group of 1/5th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, 166th Brigade, 55th Division. Near Bethune, 5 September 1918.
+ 60 group photos
  © IWM (Q 9446)
Massed bands of the 166th Brigade: 1/5th Battalion, Royal Lancaster Regiment, 1/10th (Scottish) Battalion, the King's (Liverpool Regiment), 1/5th Battalion, South Lancashire
Regiment. Near Bethune, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9459)
Massed bands of the 166th Brigade: 1/5th Battalion, Royal Lancaster Regiment, 1/10th (Scottish) Battalion, the King's (Liverpool Regiment), 1/5th Battalion, South Lancashire
Regiment. Near Bethune, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9481)
Guard of the 1/5th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (166th Brigade, 55th Division) near Bethune, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11278)
Dominion journalists having a picnic lunch on Vimy Ridge, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11279)
Dominion journalists having a picnic lunch on Vimy Ridge, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11280)
Dominion journalists having a picnic lunch on Vimy Ridge, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11281)
Scottish music hall comedian and singer Harry Lauder converses with Staff Officers at First Army Headquarters at Ranchicourt, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11287)
Lieutenant John B McDowell MC OBE, British official cameraman, filming Dominion journalists with General Sir Henry Horne (General Officer Commanding First Army) at First Army
Headquarters, Ranchicourt, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11288)
General Henry Horne, General Officer Commanding First Army, receives the Dominion journalists at First Army Headquarters, Ranchicourt, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11289)
General Henry Horne, General Officer Commanding First Army, receives the Dominion journalists at First Army Headquarters, Ranchicourt, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11290)
Dominion journalists visit the ruins of Arras Cathedral, 5 September 1918, during a visit to the Western Front.
  © IWM (Q 11291)
Dominion journalists visit the ruins of Arras Cathedral, 5 September 1918, during a visit to the Western Front.
  © IWM (Q 11292)
Dominion journalists visit the ruins of Arras Cathedral, 5 September 1918, during a visit to the Western Front.
  © IWM (Q 11293)
Dominion journalists visit the ruins of Arras Cathedral, 5 September 1918, during a visit to the Western Front.
  © IWM (Q 11294)
Dominion journalists visit the ruins of Arras Cathedral, 5 September 1918, during a visit to the Western Front.
  © IWM (Q 11295)
Dominion journalists visit the ruins of Arras Cathedral, 5 September 1918, during a visit to the Western Front.
  © IWM (Q 11296)
Dominion journalists visit the ruins of Arras Cathedral, 5 September 1918, during a visit to the Western Front.
  © IWM (Q 11297)
Dominion journalists visit the ruins of Arras Cathedral, 5 September 1918, during a visit to the Western Front.
  © IWM (Q 11298)
Dominion journalists visit the ruins of Arras Cathedral, 5 September 1918, during a visit to the Western Front.
  © IWM (Q 11299)
Dominion journalists visit the ruins of Arras Cathedral, 5 September 1918, during a visit to the Western Front.
  © IWM (Q 11300)
Dominion journalists visit the ruins of Arras Cathedral, 5 September 1918, during a visit to the Western Front.
  © IWM (Q 11301)
Dominion journalists in Arras talking to an elderly Frenchwoman who had remained in the city throughout the war, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11485)
Journalists from the British Dominion countries passing the ruined Cathedral in the Grande Place of Arras. Men of a Canadian battalion are lying full-length in the middle of
the square, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11486)
Journalists from the British Dominion countries passing the ruined Cathedral in the Grande Place of Arras. Men of a Canadian battalion are lying full-length in the middle of
the square, 5 September 1918.


Former Grand Place (now La place des Héros...Grand Place is nearby). © IWM (Q 11487)
Journalists from the British Dominion countries visiting General Henry Horne at the First Army Headquarters at Ranchicourt, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11488)
Journalists from the British Dominion countries visiting General Henry Horne at the First Army Headquarters at Ranchicourt, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11489)
Journalists from the British Dominion countries visiting General Henry Horne at the First Army Headquarters at Ranchicourt, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (58149)
General view of Lens taken from a British outpost in the centre of the town on 5 September 1918, 20 days before the town was taken.
  © IWM (Q 61239)
The ruined church at Esmery, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78723)
View taken from a British advanced post in the centre of ruined Lens, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78724)
The road from La Bassee to Arras in the centre of ruined Lens, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 80276)
Captured German defences before the Vesle River at Braine, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 70049)
General view of Lens taken from a British outpost in the centre of the town, 20 days before taking the town, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78724)
The road from La Bassee to Arras in the centre of ruined Lens, 5 September 1918.
  © IWM (WWC M54-1)
Martha Huxley, Munitions work. Killed on duty 05 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 102990)
American troops by the British tranport ship HM Somali at Bakharitza, 5 September 1918.

 

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Wednesday, 4th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 28

Library and Archives Canada
  5th Canadian Divisional Artillery
  14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  MIKAN 3397061 Wounded at Chaplain Service free coffee stall. Advance East of Arras. Sept. 1918.
  MIKAN 3397062 Wounded examining their trophies. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918. 
  MIKAN 3397063 Wounded passing wrecked trucks on Arras-Cambrai road. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918. Pte. Fred Stone of the
64th Battalion being supported by two German prisoners.
  MIKAN 3397066 Four happy wounded Canadians at a C.C.S. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918
  MIKAN 3397350 British Airman badly wounded while spotting for Canadian Artillery, September, 1918
  MIKAN 3397403 Two French civilians who had hid in ruins of a village which was captured by Canadians. Advance East of Arras.
September, 1918
  MIKAN 3397946 Guns captured by Canadians on Arras Front. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918 Guns captured by Canadians on Arras
Front. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918
  MIKAN 3397947 Guns captured by Canadians on Arras Front. Advance East of Arras. September 1918 View of captured guns, including a
variety of machine guns, trench mortars, field guns, and howitzers.
  MIKAN 3397948 Guns captured by Canadians on Arras Front. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918 This shows a captured German gun park,
including, in the foreground, machine guns, Anti-tank rifles propped up against trench mortars, and one large trench mortar (likely a
Flügelminenwerfer) being inspected by a Lieutenant, while field guns and howitzers are in the background. Many of the pieces are
marked with capture information
  MIKAN 3397949 Guns captured by Canadians on Arras Front. Advance East of Arras. September 1918. This shows a captured gun park of
German weapons, including trench mortars, machine guns, howitzers, field guns, and anti-tank rifles.
  MIKAN 3397950 Guns captured by Canadians on Arras Front. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918
  MIKAN 3397954 Canadians inspecting one of the German dug-outs. Advance East of Arras. October, 1918
  MIKAN 3403048 German wounded prisoners being dressed. September, 1916.
  MIKAN 3403194 German prisoners coming in. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918.
  MIKAN 3403202 Wounded and prisoners on roadside.
  MIKAN 3403965 Scene in a village captured by Canadians. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918.
  MIKAN 3403966 Three villages fired by the Germans before evacuating. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918
  MIKAN 3404932 Canadian Infantry passing through captured village. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918.
  MIKAN 3404933 Canadian Infantry and Transport passing through captured village. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918
  MIKAN 3404934 Canadian Artillery passing an Observation Balloon which is being brought down. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918
  MIKAN 3404935 Canadian Artillery passing an Observation Balloon which is being brought down. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918
  © IWM (BOX 887-850-59LB-57C-1918) Plotting reference 57C P 17 18 23 24. Key feature Neuville-Bourjonval, 4th September, 1918.

  © IWM (BOX 890-853-59LB-57C-1917) Plotting reference 57C Q 9 10 15 16. Key feature Trescault, 4th September, 1918.

  © IWM (Q 7090)
French women employed under British military supervision in making camouflage netting screens. Near Arras, 4 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7091)
French woman making camouflage netting screens under British supervision. Near Arras, 4 September, 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9452)
Transport section of the 1/10th (Scottish) Battalion, the King's (Liverpool Regiment), 166th Brigade, 55th Division. Bethune, 4
September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9453)
Transport section of the 1/5th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, 166th Brigade, 55th Division. Bethune, 4 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9454)
Transport section of 166th Brigade, 55th Division. Bethune, 4 September, 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11319)
Men of the Hampshire Regiment and Army Service Corps working a propaganda balloon distributing unit. One balloon is being inflated
with hydrogen and the 'release' (with leaflets attached) is being fastened to the neck of another, near Bethune, 4th September 1918.
Second from the right is Private W J Eeles.
  © IWM (Q 11320)
Men of the Hampshire Regiment and Army Service Corps working a propaganda balloon distributing unit. One balloon is being inflated
with hydrogen and the 'release' (with leaflets attached) is being fastened to the neck of another, near Bethune, 4th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11321)
Men of the Hampshire Regiment and Army Service Corps attaching leaflets to the 'release' of a propaganda balloon, near Bethune, 4th
September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11322)
A corporal of the Hampshire Regiment estimating destinations of leaflets by direction and velocity of wind, length of burning fuse and
intervals between leaflets on the release. The second soldier, of the Army Service Corps, is cutting a slit in the base of the neck of
the balloon to allow the gas to escape as it expands, near Bethune, 4th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11323)
A soldier of the Army Service Corps about to liberate a propaganda balloon, the 'release' having bean attached and lighted, near
Bethune, 4th September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 12193)
Two soldiers of the Hampshire Regiment releasing shall balloons, to which are attached bundles of propaganda leaflets. Near Bethune, 4
September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 70707)
American infantry occupying the line between rivers Vesle and Aisne to the north of Bazoches, 4 September 1918
  Nebelschießen im Gebiet des Kemmel
Aufnahme vom 4. September 1918
 

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September 3rd, 1918 Photos: MIKAN, IWM, & AWM.

MIKAN 3395395 Canadians looking at anti-tank rifle mounted on small truck. Advance East of Arras. 
September, 1918 Soldiers are examining a Tankgewehr M1918, anti-tank rifle, mounted on a small cart.
  MIKAN 3395396 Ammunition wagon on the Arras-Cambrai Road. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918
  MIKAN 3395397 Ammunition boxes in village captured by Canadians. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918
  MIKAN 3395398 Lorries taking shells up to the guns through Marquion. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918



Look closely...that is the original paint on the bricks in Sains-lès-Marquion, 16h36: 11th April 2017.  
The white background had completely faded away, but not the lettering! MIKAN 3395520 Two officers of the Canadians having a hurried meal outside a German dug-out. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918
  MIKAN 3395611 A Canadian Engineer with his mule takes cover in a trench. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918 
  MIKAN 3395612 Two Canadian transport drivers with their horses in a captured German trench. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918.
  MIKAN 3395613 Canadian Transport Driver with horses in captured trench. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918.
  MIKAN 3395615 Canadian Machine Gunners establishing themselves in a captured Trench. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918. This shows a Canadian machine gun section setting up a Vickers machine-gun.
  MIKAN 3395797 Attending to wounded Germans at advanced dressing station. September, 1916.
  MIKAN 3395888 A Canadian Doctor rendering first aid during the advance. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918. Doctor renders first aid as German prisoners look on.
  MIKAN 3395889 Field Dressing Station in village recently captured. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918. Photograph shows a busy scene at the Dressing station, surrounded by a heavily damaged village. Prisoners, stretcher-bearers and wounded. Note the portable field stove set up at right.
  MIKAN 3395893 Busy scene at Canadian Advanced Dressing Station in the German line. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918 [Cambrai]. Scene is of a busy dressing station located in a cut, with a crowd of wounded, prisoners, and stretcher bearers moving into a cut full of vehicles and wagons.
  © IWM (BOX 887-3305-205V-57C-1918) 57C P 19 20 Ytres

  © IWM (Q 7032)
Troops of the 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, bringing in a piece of elephant back iron as salvage. Near Lens, 3 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7033)
An outpost sentry of the 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, in Lens, 3 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7034)
An outpost sentry of the 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, in Lens, 3 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7051)
Battle of the Drocourt-Queant Line. Pronville, a village east of the Hindenburg Line, captured 3 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7071)
View of the town from a British outpost in Lens, 3 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7072)
View of the town from a British outpost in Lens, 3 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7092)
Two soldiers of the 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, sit beside a dump of trench mortar bombs. Near Lens. 3 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11269)
A British soldier holds a magpie at the entrance to a captured German machine-gun position, Peronne, 3 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11270)
A soldier, possibly from 5th Australian Division surveys a barricade erected by the Germans at the entrance to Peronne, following the capture of the town, 3 September 1918, during the Battle of Bapaume.
  © IWM (Q 11271)
A soldier, probably from 5th Australian Division, darts across open ground amongst the ruins of Peronne following the capture of the town as part of the Battle of Bapaume, 3 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11273)
A soldier, probably from 5th Australian Division, darts across open ground amongst the ruins of the Grande Place, Peronne, following the capture of the town as part of the Battle of Bapaume, 3 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11325)
Mounted troops of the 13th Light Horse Regiment, Australian Army, near Peronne, 3rd September 1918.
  Französische Artillerie feuert am Rande des Waldes vom Champien Aufnahme vom 3. September 1918
  Lieutenant Bruno Lörzer of Fighter squadron 3, brought down 26 planes over the Arras battlefield on 3rd September 1918. 
Lieutenant Lörzer won his 35th aerial victory.
 

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