The Great War, I was there - Part 9

A CLOSE SHAVE FO RAP O ILU Men of Britain’s New Armies were mostly clean-shaven, for Tommy would have his shave even under the utmost difficulties. Here two British soldiers are removing the beard from a French comrade, one to lather and one to shave. Many men of the French Army let their beards grow, and the French word“ poilu ”means “hairy.” This man. though lie sacrifices his beard, still retains the military moustache which justifies his honourable designation. 337* i1
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