Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WWI Ulster photographer

Photographs of a WWI Ulster unit, taken illegally by a unit member (George Hackney) who survived the war, donated to an archives, have been found by the news and are showing an interesting view from a soldier's perspective. Individual cameras were outlawed, but he managed to keep one throughout the war and clearly some of his mates knew it. They fought in the Battle of the Somme. He was actually able to photograph some moments of the attack and Germans surrendering. See more here http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-30050870

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