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The French in action on the Somme: a Battalion Commandant, with his staff, directing operations, while stretcher-bearers, on the left, can be seen carrying to the rear the first wounded.

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Central News
Auckland Weekly News Central News Auckland Weekly News
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3 May 1917

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World War, 1914-1918, Somme, Medical aspects of war, Stretchers, Dugouts, Military uniforms, Officers, Commanding Officers, Soldiers, French ArmyWorld War, 1914-1918SommeMedical aspects of warStretchersDugoutsMilitary uniformsOfficersCommanding OfficersSoldiersFrench Army
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Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 3 May 1917 p040

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Showing a French Battalion Commandant and his staff outside a dugout in the Somme region of France in World War I. In background on the left, a pair of stretcher bearers carry a wounded soldier across the muddy terrain.