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A machine gun post near Hebuterne

Brewing the billy at a New Zealand machine gun post near Mailly-Maillet (south of Hebuterne). The men look cold with their hands in their pockets.
The Lewis gun stands unattended, without a lookout, so they are not expecting trouble. The open country, with woods in the distance, is typical of the area the New Zealanders were fighting in at this time.
The shelter was probably used for sleeping.
Photograph taken 31 March 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders. 1


  • Reference number: 1/2-013080-G. Part of Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918 (PA-Group-00051). Alexander Turnbull Library
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