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Devastation caused by the big guns: a village near the Somme levelled to the ground. This photograph being one of the best yet taken to indicate the havoc wrought by modern artillery.

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AWNS-19160921-45-1

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Newspaper Illustrations
Auckland Weekly News Newspaper Illustrations Auckland Weekly News
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Date
21 September 1916

Date Period
1910-1919

Subjects
Soldiers, French Army, War casualties -- French, War damage, Destruction and pillage, Ruins, Campaigns and battles -- the Somme, World War, 1914-1918SoldiersFrench ArmyWar casualties -- FrenchWar damageDestruction and pillageRuinsCampaigns and battles -- the SommeWorld War, 1914-1918
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Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 21 September 1916 p045

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Showing a village near the Somme devastated by shellfire