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Stacks of food, etc.

Boxes of food supplies being piled up. The number of boxes is so vast that the men working there are dwarfed by the sheer size of the stores. Boxes are being unloaded from two horse-drawn carts and a truck. In the foreground there are tracks, possibly for a light railway.


With around two million men in the British Army alone, it was a huge undertaking to feed them all. Whilst images such as this were intended to reassure those at home, they also manage to provide an insight into the everyday experiences of life at the Front.


ding potential of photography. These photographs provide us with an invaluable record of how the Government and Military wanted the war perceived.


Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN ON THE FRONT IN FRANCE. Stacks of food, etc.']

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