German dead on the Somme, 6 September 1916.

This machine-gun post was destroyed during the Battle of Guillemont (3-6 September 1916) when the German-held village was attacked by the 16th and 20th Divisions. Located on the right flank of the British sector, where it linked with French lines, enemy possession of the village prevented the Allied armies from operating in unison. After a bitter struggle, Guillemont was secured by 6 September. Its loss weakened the German hold on this sector of the Somme front. From an album of 22 official photographs. Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1916.