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Nice Drawing photos

Some cool drawing images:

Drawing rations from the railhead
Image by National Library of Scotland
Soldiers unloading supply trains, France. This image shows a scene at a railhead, with the contents of two long lines of railway carriages being unloaded. Between two sets of railway tracks there are soldiers and horse-drawn carts milling around. Some of the carts are loaded with hay or straw, probably food supplies for the horses. It is a scene of much activity, with supplies being moved from the railway carriages onto the horse-drawn carts.

Railways were vital throughout the war for transporting large supplies of food, arms and equipment to the Front. In the transportation of food it was particularly important to get supplies to the troops quickly and efficiently.

[Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. Drawing rations from the railhead.']

Drawn portrait of young woman
Image by Bergen Public Library
Artist: unknown

Date/place: unknown

Subject: Drawn portrait of young woman

Medium: photographic positive, B&W

Notes: none

Persistent URL:

Original belongs to the Edvard Grieg Archives at Bergen Public Library

Original reference: EGM0102

Drawing his breath
Image by National Library of Scotland
The soldier in the middle of the scene has his back to the camera and a bundle of curly metal rods balanced on his shoulders. He is half sitting on a wall of sandbags and looks like he is about to swing his legs over the artificial wall. The higher land to the right looks like it maybe the edge of a trench. John Warwick Brooke is believed to have taken this picture.

Barbed wire was one of the cheapest weapons used on the front and it proved to be quite effective.

[Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT. Drawing his breath. A Tommy has a rest whilst taking up corkscrews used for putting up barbed wire in front of new positions.']

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