Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918: H Series negatives

Date
1917-1919
Ref
PAColl-5311-3
Description
Comprises a group of negatives inscribed with an initial 'H' character before a running number. Images largely show scenes of war and relating to war on the Western Front. They are attributed to Henry Armytage Sanders, official war photographer of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in France and Belgium. Also includes a small set of copy negatives of H series prints in albums. The photographer(s) who made the copy negatives is unidentified. Arrangement: The records for the overall collection of the 'Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918' (PA-Group-00051) were reprocessed by Library staff in Feb-May 2014 in order to improve access to the collection. Series records were created to differentiate parts of the collection. The individual records for the negatives identified as 'H series' were linked to this series description 'H Series negatives' (PAColl-5311-3). The name 'H series' is derived from an 'H' initial character in the identifying reference number written on the negatives. The images in the 'H series' comprise a wide ranging pictorial record of the experience of New Zealanders on the Western Front from 1917 to 1919. A detailed history of the 'H Series' is available from the essay 'Photographing New Zealanders at War', by Melanie Lovell-Smith, which was published on the Ministry of Culture and Heritage's website (at http://ww100.govt.nz/photographing-new-zealanders-at-war) in July 2014. Physical Description: Negatives Processing information: The original H series negative numbers have been added to the Previous ID field for each photograph in PAColl-5311-3. Also included are other Library reference numbers which were formerly applied to the negatives, including a Library created version of the H series negative number which has an extra zero inserted after the 'H' in order to formulate the reference number as an 'H' followed by four digits.
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Two photographs of New Zealand soldiers in France, during World War I
Date: Apr 1918 From: Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918 Description: Copy negative of two photographic prints of New Zealand soldiers in France, during World War I. Original photographs taken by Henry Armytage Sanders in April...
New Zealand Engineers installing a water tank in Puisieux, World War I
Date: 21 Aug 1918 From: Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918 Description: New Zealand Engineers installing a water tank near a well in the French village of Puisieux during World War I. Note the railway track wreckage and the rifle...
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Testing water supply points in France during World War I
Date: 15 May 1918 From: Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918 Description: Soldiers carrying out a regular test on water points to check for organic or chemical poisoning near the Somme. Photograph taken Bertrancourt 15 May 1918 by...
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A World War I German infantry field piece, Bus-les-Artois, France
Date: 6 Apr 1918 From: Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918 Description: A New Zealand soldier examining a German infantry light field piece captured intact by New Zealanders in World War I. Photograph taken at Bus-en-Artois, Fran...
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A stretcher case loaded on to a hospital train, France
Date: 22 Apr 1918 From: Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918 Description: New Zealand soldiers load an injured comrade on a stretcher onto the train carrying the wounded bound for England during World War I. Photograph taken Louven...
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The NCOs and men of the New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Wisques, France
Date: 17 Aug 1918 From: Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918 Description: A group portrait of the Non Commissioned Officers and men of the New Zealand Stationary Hospital in Wisques, France during World War I. They are gathered und...
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A New Zealand Brigadier General talking to New Zealand journalists, World War I
Date: 4 Sep 1918 From: Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918 Description: A New Zealand Brigadier General talks with New Zealand Charles Earle (left) and Robert Mundie Hacket about the war situation. He is standing on wooden duckbo...
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A World War I New Zealand ammunition dump, Acheux, France
Date: 12 May 1918 From: Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918 Description: Rows and rows of shells are stored upright in a New Zealand ammunition dump during World War I near Acheux, France. Photograph taken 12 May 1918 by Henry Arm...
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A competing band on the march, Authie, France
Date: 27 Jul 1918 From: Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918 Description: A competing band marches out playing at the New Zealand Band Contest held during World War I. Photograph taken Authie, France, 27 July 1918 by Henry Armytag...
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New Zealand machine gunners fitting machine gun belts with cartridges, France
Date: 15 May 1918 From: Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918 Description: Two New Zealand machine gunners fit machine gun belts with cartridges while others look on. Unwrapped cartridges lay in the foreground. Photograph taken near...
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