Story: First World War

German wounded, 1917 (3rd of 3)

German wounded, 1917

Wounded German soldiers captured in the Messines battle are led along duckboards to the field hospital in June 1917. The two New Zealanders in front are distinguished by their lemon-squeezer hats.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, RSA Collection
Reference: 1/2-012774-G
Photograph by Henry Armytage Sanders

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Ian McGibbon, 'First World War - Western Front, 1916 to 1917', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 July 2022)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 20 Jun 2012