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August 9th Photos: Malard Wood, Chipilly Ridge

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© IWM Q 48367 A new tractor of the 28th Division being used for hauling long range guns at St. Gilles, 9 August 1918.
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© IWM Q 6922 British soldier examining captured German mortars. Malard Wood, 9 August 1918.
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© IWM Q 6923 British soldier examining captured German mortars. Malard Wood, 9 August 1918.
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© IWM Q 6924 Gunners of the Royal Horse Artillery RHA examining a captured German 77mm field gun and Maxim machine gun. Malard Wood, 9 August 1918.
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© IWM Q 6925 Gunners of the Royal Horse Artillery RHA examining a captured German 77mm field gun and Maxim machine gun. Malard Wood, 9 August 1918.
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© IWM Q 6926 Captured German Maxim machine gun. Malard Wood, 9 August 1918.
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© IWM Q 6927 Captured German Maxim machine gun and a British soldier resting at the post. Note steps leading to dug-out. Malard Wood, 9 August 1918.
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© IWM Q 6931 Gunners of the Royal Horse Artillery RHA examining a captured German 77mm field gun and Maxim machine gun. Malard Wood, 9 August 1918.
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© IWM Q 6932 Gunners of the Royal Horse Artillery RHA examining a captured German 77mm field gun and Maxim machine gun. Malard Wood, 9 August 1918. Note machine-gun on trails.
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© IWM Q 9175 Capture of the Chipilly Ridge by the 58th London Division. RAMC stretcher bearers lowering a stretcher case into an abandoned trench serving as a regimental aid post. Near Albert, 9 August 1918.
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© IWM Q 9176 Capture of the Chipilly Ridge by the 58th London Division. Soldiers sleeping in a trench left well 'behind' by the advance. Near Albert, 9 August 1918.
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© IWM Q 9177 Capture of the Chipilly Ridge by the 58th London Division. RAMC personnel giving a wounded man water from a petrol tin at a regimental aid post in an abandoned trench. Near Albert, 9 August 1918.
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© IWM Q 9178 German prisoners arriving at a temporary POW camp with mounted military police escort. Near Amiens, 9 August 1918.
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© IWM Q 9179 German prisoners at a temporary POW camp near Amiens, 9 August 1918.
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© IWM Q 9189 Capture of the Chipilly Ridge by the 58th London Division. RAMC personnel giving a wounded man water from a petrol tin at a regimental aid post in an abandoned trench. Near Albert, 9 August 1918.
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© IWM Q 9190 Capture of the Chipilly Ridge by the 58th London Division. Royal Engineers and infantry of the Division in reserve, resting in a trench near Albert, 9 August 1918.
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© IWM Q 9191 Capture of the Chipilly Ridge by the 58th London Division. Signallers of the Royal Field Artillery using heliographs in a German trench, captured on the previous day. Near Albert, 9 August 1918.
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Great pics of the area, my grandfather was badly wounded on the 8th during the 3rd London's attack on Malard wood so very interesting to see the area he fought in,

kind regards, John.

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