Item #115168 Three aerial photographs of the small village of Champneuville, near Verdun, taken in July and August 1917. Western Front.
Three aerial photographs of the small village of Champneuville, near Verdun, taken in July and August 1917
Three aerial photographs of the small village of Champneuville, near Verdun, taken in July and August 1917

Three aerial photographs of the small village of Champneuville, near Verdun, taken in July and August 1917

The vintage gelatin silver photographs are in excellent condition; two are 130 × 180 mm (taken on 22 July); one is 180 × 240 mm (taken on 14 August). The large one is a slightly raking view of the village, taken from a height of 400 metres; the substantial shell damage to virtually every building is clearly evident. The two smaller photographs are taken from a higher altitude, and the extensive networks of trenches and numerous shell craters are the stand-out features. From late June 1916 to early October 1916, Champneuville and other villages in the surrounding area were the scene of attacks and counter-attacks between the German and French forces. In late August 1916, the French recaptured Champneuville during the Second Offensive Battle of Verdun. We have several other aerial views of the Western Front for sale; enquiries welcome.

Item #115168

Price (AUD): $350.00