Private Skinner And A Comrade Crawling From Their Trench At Chunk Bair To Extinguish A Strange Light.
Towards dawn on the morning of August 9th 1915, Private Henry Devenish Skinner, of the 14th South Otago Regiment, N.Z.R., saw from his trench at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli Peninsula, a light burning a short way in front. Thinking that it might possibly attract the enemys fire, he passed word along the trench that he was going out to extinguish it, and taking with him a friend named Levett, he crawled out of the trench. As they came near the light the two men saw to their astonishment that it came from a dead man whose body was burning, and from which there rose a small flame.
|Item Code : DTE0282||Private Skinner And A Comrade Crawling From Their Trench At Chunk Bair To Extinguish A Strange Light. - Editions Available|
|PRINT|| First World War antique black and white book plate published c.1916-18 of glorious acts of heroism during the Great War. This plate may also have text on the reverse side which does not affect the framed side. Title and text describing the event beneath image as shown. |
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|Paper size 10.5 inches x 8.5 inches (27cm x 22cm)||none||£13.00|