Pte Arthur Beachcroft brought home this aerial photograph of Rosieres, France with a plan of battle marked on it. This was Arthur's last engagement of the war, as he was wounded between Wood 2 and 1 at the top of the image, and made his way to the dressing station at R26d84 marked at the bottom of the image. For Arthur's description of the plan, go here. Click on the photo for a larger version.
On this day, at this place, Captain William Donovan Joynt won a VC.
Update: Tim L has helpfully pointed out that the photo was taken closer to Rainecourt than Rosieres. The East-West Road shown in the photo is at the top of the map detail shown below:
Australian Army website.
Cecil Westwood MN
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