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Catalog Number 2008.117.2.8
Object Name Print, Photographic
Accession number 2008.117
Description Black and white photograph of a shell exploding. Caption on album page: "Battle of Cambrai / Canal du Nord North of Havrincourt".

Photograph is possibly by Ernest Brooks, the first official photographer to be appointed by the British military.

Image is from photo album 2008.117.2 which contains 29 images related to trench scenes, wounded, prisoners of war, and British tanks. Album belonged and from the service of Major Reginald Graham Trower, Royal Engineers (Sappers) 252nd Tunneling unit.
Date n.d.
Place Canal du Nord, Havrincourt, France
Event Battle of Cambrai
Subjects World War I
Print size 16 x 21 cm