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Cooking dinner amid the ruins of Thilloy, near Bapaume

Cooking dinner amid the ruins of Thilloy, near Bapaume

Two soldiers making themselves comfortable in the ruins of a shattered house. One man is cooking on a tin-can brazier, while the other stands watching and smoking. Their kit is hung on the wall behind. A third man, carrying two water cans, appears to have stopped for a chat. This was possibly taken during the rapid Allied advance of Spring 1917. At this period, the supply lines were very stretc…