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Reading a newspaper in the trenches, 1916 (c)

Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1916 (c).

British soldiers catch up with the war news during a stint in the front line trenches. They wear the recently issued 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 troops in large numbers.

From an album of 76 official photographs.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1999-11-70-41


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study Collection

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