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Signaller with his instruments makes himself a comfortable seat in an old bath tub

This photograph shows a signaller using an old wooden tub as a seat. Beside him, he has his field telephone, the wire of which can just be seen. At the beginning of the war, the wires were laid on the surface, later they were buried but were still vulnerable to shells.

 

The signaller's badge of crossed flags [on the left sleeve) reflects the use of flags for signals in earlier wars.

 

[Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. A signaller with his instruments makes himself a comfortable seat in an old bath tub.']

 

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