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Clearing a railway line as we advance
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Image by National Library of Scotland
This snapshot of activity is believed to be the work of the official war photographer, John Warwick Brooke. The soldiers at the front of the scene have stopped work and are looking at the camera, but the rest of the party continue working. The soldiers despite the heavy work are still wearing uniforms and helmets.

Railway lines were one of the fastest means of transportation at this time and were used to cross rough terrain efficiently. Unfortunately, the process was a never-ending job due to constant bombardment and the nature of advancing and retreating.

[Original reads: ‘OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT. Clearing a railway line as we advance.’]

French girls at work
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Image by National Library of Scotland
French women mending boots, France. Eight women are standing around a workbench- four each side- end on to the camera. Along the wall behind the women are a line of pegs which have bags and coats hanging on them. The top of the workbench is divided into little compartments for each worker and along the middle of the bench is a raised plank for finished pairs of boots to be placed on. The rest of the bench is heaped with boots. The women all have their hair tied back and are wearing leather aprons on top of their everyday clothing. Their fingers are all black from the work they are doing. It is thought that John Warwick Brooke took this photograph.

The conditions in the trenches and the constant movement meant that most boots were given rough treatment. They were a vital part of any soldiers equipment and so had to well looked after.

[Original reads: ‘OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. Where Tommy’s footwear is repaired. This big shop on the Western Front renovates 30,000 pairs a week. French girls at work.’]