H Series negatives

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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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Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918
Format
Negatives
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Walls of Le Quesnoy
Date: [ca November 1918] From: Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918 Ref: 1/2-013791-G Description: Walls of Le Quesnoy, scaled by New Zealand troops when taking the town from German forces. Photograph taken ca late November 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders....
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New Zealand soldiers at the front near Le Quesnoy
Date: 1918 From: Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918 Ref: 1/2-013799-G Description: Members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force at the last front line before Le Quesnoy. Photographed some time in 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders. Other - P...
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New Zealand forward 18 pounder gun in action, Le Quesnoy, France
Date: 29 October 1918 From: Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918 Ref: 1/2-013673-G Description: New Zealand forward 18 pounder gun in action, Le Quesnoy, France during World War I. Photograph taken on the 29 October 1918 by Henry Armytage Sanders. Insc...
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Date: 13 January 1918 From: Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918 Ref: 1/2-013044-G Description: Photograph taken by Henry Armytage Sanders. Record title taken from caption for matching print in album at Library reference PA1-f-091 Inscriptions: Margin...
Date: 13 January 1918 From: Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918 Ref: 1/2-013047-G Description: Photograph taken by Henry Armytage Sanders. Record title taken from caption for matching print in album at Library reference PA1-f-091 Inscriptions: Margin...
Date: 1 July 1918 From: Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918 Ref: 1/2-013387-G Description: Photograph taken by Henry Armytage Sanders. Record title taken from caption for matching print in album at Library reference PA1-f-094 Inscriptions: Margin...
Date: 2 June 1918 From: Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918 Ref: 1/2-013739-G Description: Photograph taken by Henry Armytage Sanders. Record title taken from caption for matching print in album at Library reference PA1-f-092 Quantity: 1 b&w orig...
The Kiwis rehearsing a pantomime during World War I
Date: 2 December 1917 From: Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918 Ref: 10x8-1819-G Description: 'The Kiwis' rehearsing a pantomime on a stage at the NZ Theatre. Photograph taken near Dickebusch, Belgium, 2 December 1917, by Henry Armytage Sanders. Insc...
Scenes relating to the New Zealand Howitzer Battery; dressing station at Le Bizet, France
Date: 1917-1918 From: Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918 Ref: 1/1-002028-G Description: Photograph of four photographic prints depicting World War I scenes. Comprises: - Soldiers of the New Zealand Howitzer Battery passing artillery shells into ...
Guns captured by the New Zealanders at Messines
Date: 1917 From: Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918 Ref: 1/2-012789-G Description: Guns captured by the New Zealanders at Messines on public display in Market Square, Bailleuil, northern France, during World War I. Photograph taken 1917 by ...