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Canadian cooks taking tea up to the line, 1917 (c)

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

Tea was an essential item for British and Commonwealth troops at the front. The daily ration per man was supposed to be 0.63 ounces (18 grams) of tea. It usually came in compact pellets or loose in packets that could be dropped into boiling water and then stored in a soldier's pack.

From an album of 54 photographs that belonged to Mr Herbert Cawthorne who served with a Canadian Regiment.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2010-01-56-3

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum, London

Location

National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=2010-01-56-3

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