Soldiers from 1st Battalion The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) rest in a ditch as their officers consult a map, 16 April 1918
Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1918.
Photographed near Meteren during the Battle of the Lys, the soldiers wear the Brodie, or Mark I helmet. The Army had adopted this model of helmet in September 1915, but it was not until spring 1916 that it began to be issued to British and Commonwealth troops in large numbers.
From an album of 19 photographs of the 1st, 1/7th, 16th, and the 25th Bns of the Middlesex Regiment, 1914-1918.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection