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Photographs of meal time in the field, 1916-17
(Courtesy of the Imperial War Museum: a. Q1582, b. E AUS 1064, c. CO982, d. Q4839)
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  Imperial War Museum, Q1582; receiving dinner rations, 1916  

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Study this source carefully. It contains information that could be useful in your presentation on life in the trenches. As you study the source, ask yourself:

  • What do these photos tell you about the organisation of catering in the trenches?
  • British soldiers were probably better fed than any other troops. Do these sources provide evidence to support this view?
  • Which aspects of trench warfare do these sources provide information on?
  • How could any of these sources be used in your final presentation?
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