World War I photograph, Western Front, France (1)

Black and white photograph of Canadian troops in machine gun emplacements.  A  Canadian machine gun team at Passchendale, 14 November, 1917.  Just eight days after Canadian troops had finally taken the village.  Vickers, 303 gun emplacements.   This photograph is one of a collection of 71 taken or collected by Frederic Gerald Gibbs (1888 - 1940).  Gibbs was a professional photographer in Annan who joined the Royal Engineers in 1916.  He was sent to the Western Front and spent two years there until he was injured just a few days before the end of the war.  He survived and brought home these images which were found by his daughter after his death.
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height 152mm, width 205mm
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Dumfries & Galloway Council

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