The Battle of Ginchy, 9 September 1916.

Troops can be seen advancing in the distance while in the foreground a soldier ducks as a shell explodes to the left. German-held Ginchy was attacked by the 16th (Irish) Division on 9 September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. Although the preliminary bombardment made little impact on the defences, the attacking battalions succeeded in capturing the village despite sustaining heavy losses to machine-gun fire. From an album of 24 official photographs. Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1916.