Officers' quarters in reserve line, France, during World War I
Three officers of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) are sitting around a table. The table is laid with a vase of flowers, plates and mugs, but there is no food visible. The bottle appears to be labelled, 'Dark Port.' This photograph, which is attributed to John Warwick Brooke, shows the easier conditions often enjoyed by the officers.
The collar badges of the regiment show small elephants to commemorate the regiment's earlier service in India.
[Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. At their mess in reserve. No doubt these officers are talking of other dining places far away.']