Captured German Postcard illustrating FRICOURT CHATEAU, in ruins. Bob and Harold worked together in 2nd DIV HQ, in the château's basement for several months, late 1916. Then, on a warm night in August 1918, Harold was mortally wounded (gassed) near here, in Fricourt Woods. The photo of German troops at Fricourt Château was apparently discovered in the château after it was retaken and occupied by the Australian 2nd Division. The German photo of troops armed with their stick grenades was possibly also collected by Bob at Fricourt Château.
From the Collection of Warrnambool RSL Sub Branch Cnr Merri & Liebig Streets Warrnambool Victoria
- SNAPE-042 BOB: Captured GERMAN POSTCARD illustrating FRICOURT CHATEAU, IN RUINS.
- From 30 Sep and 27 Nov 1916, Bob and Harold Snape worked together in 2nd Division HQ, in the basement of Fricourt Château,
- 3 Mar 2017 at 10:12AM