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'British Territorial soldiers taking refreshment during a halt. The driver supplies the hot water', 1914

Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1914.

Most of the men are enjoying a hot drink in their mess tins and mugs, some are wearing sheepskin jackets. Such garments, along with goatskin and other animal skin coats and jerkins, were nicknamed 'Wooly Bears,' 'Teddy Bears, and 'Stinkers'.

One of 193 British and Allied official photographs.

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NAM. 2007-03-7-137


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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