Postcard of ruined Basilica, Albert
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|Title||Postcard of ruined Basilica, Albert|
|Notes||From a series of French postcards showing ruined towns. Captioned: '111. Albert (Somme) - Basilique, vue ouest - West view of the Basilic'. Taken after the recapute of the town in August 1918: the tower of the Basilica, with the famous 'hanging Virgin', was demolished in April 1918. |
Part of the photograph and scrap album of Revd. Leonard Thomas Pearson, Army Chaplain's Department (attached No. 44 Casualty Clearing Station), discovered in a skip and deposited with the Bodlian Library. Revd. Pearson was interviewed by Lyn Macdonald for her book 'The Roses of No Man's Land', which contains two extracts and a photograph.
|Item Date||August - December 1918|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Stuart Lee|
|Contributed on the behalf of||P Vainker|