Loading a 9.45 inch trench mortar on the Somme, August 1916.

Australians load a trench mortar, nicknamed ‘the flying pig’, during the Battle of Pozieres Ridge (23 July-4 August 1916). The location is the Chalk Pit, situated to the south of Pozieres. Most of the troops involved in this operation belonged to the I Anzac Corps. From an album of 22 official photographs (and one newspaper cutting) showing scenes from the Western Front, 1916-1918 (c). Associated with World War One, Western Front (1914-1918).