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Frying his bacon in a reserve trench

Frying his bacon in a reserve trench

Frying breakfast in the reserve trenches, Western Front, during World War I. A soldier frying food in a large frying pan over a brazier made of a tin drum with holes cut in it. A few other men are watching. When supplies were sufficient, charcoal was used for these small braziers as it gives a good heat, without much smoke. In an emergency some men found the hard tack biscuits could be used as fue…