Category: british army

A British Lewis gun crew lying dead in their…

A British Lewis gun crew lying dead in their front line trench, April 1918.

An overhead trolley for bringing the wounded…

An overhead trolley for bringing the wounded through the trenches.

British troops manning trenches at the end o…

British troops manning trenches at the end of Struma River where their lines reached the Strymonian Gulf in the Aegean Sea, 1916.

Digging reserve trenches in a hop field near…

Digging reserve trenches in a hop field near Meteren by the edge of a road. Note tapes marking out the bays and traverses. 13 April 1918.

An observation post, manned by 1/7th Battali…

An observation post, manned by 1/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, in a communication trench showing gas alarms; a Strombos Horn (‘For Cloud Gas Only’) and metal triangle. Cambrin, 16 September 1917.

British infantry moving up in artillery form…

British infantry moving up in artillery formation, 9 April 1917.

Troops of the York and Lancaster Regiment rece…

Troops of the York and Lancaster Regiment receiving instructions in the trenches before starting out on a patrol near Roclincourt, 12 January 1918. Note the rudimentary camouflage the patrol is wearing.

A ration party of the 6th Battalion, Queen&r…

A ration party of the 6th Battalion, Queen’s Royal Regiment coming out of a communication trench, having distributed rations. Arras, March 1917.

Sergeant Wall, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guar…

Sergeant Wall, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards, in a communication trench, near Rue Petillon, near Fleurbaix, December 1914.

A mechanical trench-digger at work. October …

A mechanical trench-digger at work. October 1916.