Highlanders at work broadening a road

Highlanders are widening a road with a high bank to one side. They have cut the bank into four terraces and are throwing the earth up from one terrace to the next, away from the road. A sign at the top points out 'Divisional Head Quarters.' The photograph is thought to have been taken by John Warwick Brooke.

 

As army transport became increasingly motorised and heavier, village roads often needed widening.

 

[Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN ON THE FRONT IN FRANCE. Highlanders at work broadening a road.']

 

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