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Getting water from a hole in the ice

Getting water from a hole in the ice

Soldiers getting water from a frozen stream, Western Front, during World War I. This photograph shows a group of soldiers standing on the ice over what appears to be a small stream. They have cut a hole in the ice and two of the men are using bowls to scoop some water from below the ice to fill buckets. Two of the men have greatcoats but they all look cold and have very inadequate footwear for the…