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An under-strength platoon of the 5th Australian Division is addressed by an officer during the Battle of Amiens, 8 August 1918. Despite its diminished size, the Platoon has three Lewis guns, reflecting the greater emphasis on light machine guns in the BEF at this stage of the conflict. Photograph taken near Warfusse-Abancourt.

Australian Official Photographer1918

Imperial War Museums

Imperial War Museums
London, United Kingdom

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  • Title: An under-strength platoon of the 5th Australian Division is addressed by an officer during the Battle of Amiens, 8 August 1918. Despite its diminished size, the Platoon has three Lewis guns, reflecting the greater emphasis on light machine guns in the BEF at this stage of the conflict. Photograph taken near Warfusse-Abancourt.
  • Creator: Australian Official Photographer
  • Date Created: 1918
  • Original Source: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205195641
  • External link: View on Imperial War Museums' website
  • Associated place: Near Warfusse-Abancourt

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