The Great War, I was there - Part 7

HAPPY IN THEIR LOT —AND LOOT This group is characteristic of the unquenchable sense of humour that was such an immense asset to the British Army throughout the war. The men waiting to entrain are “walking wounded” just out of the rain-sodden trenches of Flanders in the winter of 1914-15- They are mud-stained, ragged, but cheery, for the souvenirs they wear show that in the last scrap they have given a good account of themselves. The variety of the helmets is due to the fact that the soldiers of the Fatherland were loath to discard their ornamental equipment.
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