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Prisoners taken in the advance waiting for rations
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Image by National Library of Scotland
German prisoners of war waiting in line for rations, France. The prisoners in this scene look quite bored and despondent. They are mainly huddled into hats and blankets and very few of the prisoners are looking into the camera. There does appear to be a feeling of unity, but there is no light-hearted banter evident here. John Warwick Brooke is thought to have taken this rather grim photograph.

All food at the Front was rationed, and these prisoners would have had no different an experience. Prisoners, if able, were put to labouring or fetching the wounded. Keeping them healthy and fed was in the British Government’s best interests.

[Original reads: ‘OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. Prisoners taken in the advance waiting for rations.’]

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Her Majesty at one of the many hospitals she visited
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Image by National Library of Scotland
Queen Mary visiting a hospital on the Western Front. She is standing in front of a wooden building with two doorways. There is a sign beside each doorway, they read ‘COMMANDING OFFICER’ and ‘COMPART OFFICER.’ The Queen is pointing to something behind the camera and talking to a high ranking military official. A number of uniformed men and two nurses stand close by. A small woman with a sunshade stands with her back to the camera.

Queen Mary and King George V visited the Western Front on several occasions during World War I. Queen Mary spent a lot of her time at the Front meeting those involved in the support services set up behind the front line.

[Original reads: .’.ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT. THE VISIT OF HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN. – HER MAJESTY AT ONE OF THE MANY HOSPITALS SHE VISITED.’]

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