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Muddy road

Muddy road

Soldiers on the move, France, during World War I. The stripped and scarred landscape is depicted in the background. Along the front of the photograph six soldiers are walking, fully equipped and laden with supplies. The 'road' they are walking on is not clearly defined. New and secure routes were vital to an army's success. Whilst many of the images were deliberately taken as propaganda, some, …