Infantry are crouched in line in a very narrow trench. Their tension is clear in the taut outline of their bodies and in the face of the one young soldier who is looking back towards the camera. The trench is quite shallow, if the men stood upright their heads would have been visible over the top of the up cast earth.
[Original reads: 'THE GREAT BRITISH ADVANCE IN THE WEST. A raiding party waiting for the word to go.']