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Men of the Machine Gun Corps at drill

Men of the Machine Gun Corps at drill

Machine gunners. They are being drilled in the use of their machine guns whilst wearing gas masks. One row of men practise firing, while the rest stand behind awaiting their turn. They are practising in a sunken area close to some houses. Gas attacks were a very real and terrifying threat for the men at the Front. Whilst many images were deliberately taken as propaganda, some, like this, simpl…