WW1 France 1917 photo Newfoundland Regiment after battle of Monchy

$64.00 USD

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Attractive photo of Newfoundland Regiment from April 1917, marching to billets after the historical battle of Monchy-le-Preux (Arras).

Officers on horseback leading, followed by soldiers with bicycles,, then regular infantry, While they appear to be happy, the battle of Monchy came at a terrible cost. Total casualties in the battle numbered 460 all ranks: 166 killed in action, 141 wounded, and 153 Prisoners of War

Nine kilometres east of Arras, the village of Monchy-le-Preux crowns a conical hill about a kilometre north of the main Arras-Cambrai road. At the eastern edge of the village, standing erect upon the ruins of a German strongpoint, the caribou of the Monchy-le-Preux Newfoundland Memorial gazes proudly toward Infantry Hill, where a handful of gallant Newfoundlanders held off massive German counter-attacks on April 14, 1917.

Photos of Newfoundland Regiment are rare!

Black censor stamp on back. Label on back (faded)

BRITISH  OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHY FROM
THE WESTERN FRONT
D.1404
 
THE NEWFOUNDLAND REGIMENT MARCHING
BACK TO BILLETS AFTER MONCHY
 
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE PRESS BUREAU.
PUBLICATION FEE 10s 6d  Please pay fee
to NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATIONS LTD.
--- COPYRIGHT RESERVED
 
Paper is warped. The texted paper label on back is faint 
6 ½” x 8 ½”