Six uniformed men in overcoats sit on the edge of a trailer. Strapped to the trailer is a captured German aeroplane, painted with the number '8'. The wings have either been detached for transporting or damaged during combat. Apart from one man, who is looking at the camera, the rest of the men appear to be watching something that is happening off to the left. Frustratingly, what they are looking at will never now be known.
The derogatory term for a German, 'Boche or 'Bosch, originates from the French slang 'alboche, which was two words 'Allemand (German) and 'caboche (pate, head) put together. Aeroplanes were used by both sides during the War for attack and defence and also for reconnaissance purposes.
[Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN ON THE FRONT IN FRANCE. A captured Boche plane on its way to one of our aviation depots.']