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A New Zealand howitzer battery: our troops handing in the shells.

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Record ID
AWNS-19171115-34-4

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New Zealand Official Photographs
Auckland Weekly News New Zealand Official Photographs Auckland Weekly News
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Date
15 November 1917

Date Period
1910-1919

Subjects
World War, 1914-1918, New Zealand Army, Ammunition, Shell, artillery, Batteries (Weaponry), SoldiersWorld War, 1914-1918New Zealand ArmyAmmunitionShell, artilleryBatteries (Weaponry)Soldiers
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Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 15 November 1917 p034

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Description
Showing shells being passed by hand between helmeted New Zealand soldiers to deliver them to a howitzer battery. There is a large neat stack of shells outside the corrugated iron covering lying over the gun emplacement. It is further disguised with sandbags on top and vegetation to one side. Conditions are muddy as duckboards have been laid down outside the position.