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Some men in a shell hole 5 kilometres beyond the old German front line

Some men in a shell hole 5 kilometres beyond the old German front line

Six men are sitting in a mud crater in a field. Two of them are standing in a deeper, round pit. Across the middle of the hollow a temporary roof has been erected and there are more men under this. Scenes such as this were commonly used as propaganda, intended to reaffirm resolve against the enemy and reassure those at home. [Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN…