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A library for troops, 1917 (c)

Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1917 (c).

The sign for the library reads: 'The largest circulating library at the front. Open to all who play the game. Return your books'. As well as libraries, canteens, baths and concert halls, many other facilities were established in the rear areas so soldiers could relax when out of the line.

One of 193 British and Allied official photographs.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2007-03-7-191


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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