Nervous and beleaguered German troops file past the body of a French soldier on their way to captivity. Verdun 1916 Nothing on reverse "Post Card" - "Carte Postale". Nervous and beleaguered German troops file past the body of a French soldier, killed at the edge of a shallow trench at Verdun, sometime towards the end of 1916.
2nd Lieutenant Elwin Bruce Olifent 27 Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Enlisted on 25 February 1915 and sailed for the Middle East on 31 May. After a period in Egypt in July -August 1915, he was posted to the Western Front. Lt Olifent was commissioned in the field during the Battle of the Somme on 10 August 1916, but was killed in action, aged 29 at Flers on 5 November 1916. He is commemorated on the Villers-Bretoneux Memorial.