Bombing the Germans out of their deep dugouts, 1916.

Bombing the Germans out of their deep dugouts at Martinpaich [sic] during our advance on the Somme’, 1916. Martinpuich, situated half way between High Wood and Courcelette, witnessed heavy fighting during the Somme offensive. It was finally captured on 15 September 1916 by soldiers from the 15th (Scottish) Division. From a collection of 101 stereoscopic photographs entitled ‘The Great War’. Stereoscopic photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1916. Stereographs consist of two identical photographs paired in such a way that when seen through a special viewing instrument, a stereoscope, they appear as a three-dimensional images. By 1899 the photographs were mounted on thick card that was given a slight curvature to increase the illusion of depth.