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Cleaning Lewis gun - note the foghorn for gas alarm

Cleaning Lewis gun - note the foghorn for gas alarm

Photograph of a front-line trench. Two men can be seen sitting in the mud on the floor of the trench, cleaning the barrel of a Lewis gun. The circular magazine for the gun can be seen in the centre of the picture, just behind the foghorn. The top of the trench is well sand-bagged, but the sides are not revetted and there has clearly been collapse of the sides in the wet conditions. By 1917, eve…