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29th Infantry Batallion advancing over "No Man's Land" through the German barbed wire and heavy fire during the Battle of Vimy Ridge  


Apr. 1917


Vimy Ridge, France

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 photograph
Negative Film B/W - cellulose nitrate
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative PA-001020
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Other accession no.
1964-114 NPC

Terms of use

Credit: W.I. Castle/Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/PA-001020
Restrictions on use: Nil
Copyright: Expired

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Additional information


Described by the MSTRSLID project.

This is the retouched version of the original photograph (mikan # 3233066), used in the Canadian War Records Office exhibitions of battle photographs, with added shell bursts and dead soldiers in the foreground. The bodies are believed to have originated from official photograph O-1188 (Mikan no. 3233067).

Citation / reference note
The link between the retouched or composite O-1162, intended for exhibition purposes, and O-1188, was documented by Dr. Laura Brandon, Historian of War Art at the Canadian War Museum, in her article: Words and Pictures: Writing Atrocity into Canada's First World War Official Photographs, JOURNAL OF CANADIAN ART HISTORY, vol. 31:2.

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