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'A group of Gordon Highlanders taking a rest from their rear line duties.'
Dressed in their regimental kilts and with their mess tins and shovels beside them, this image shows a group of Gordon Highlanders taking a rest from their rear line duties.
The shovels and big mound of earth in the background suggest that these Gordons are part of a working party who have been ordered to dig some sheltering holes. The white tepees in the background perhaps indicate that some sort of camp is being set up.
The first battalion of the Gordon Highlanders formed part of the original British Expeditionary Force that went to France at the start of the war in 1914. During the conflict, 50,000 Gordons served in the regular, territorial and service battalions of the regiment.
With 11 battalions serving throughout the Great War, the regiment was involved in almost every major battle fought on the Western Front.
[Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT. Some of the Gordons resting in a shell hole.']
Photographer: John Warwick Brooke, of the Topical Press Agency.
[Picture: Courtesy of National Library of Scotland.]
(Original Picture, has been enhanced and revived by Graeme Watson, 2016)
Picture: Header, The first patrol entering Cambrai. The Great War (First World War) World War I hand-coloured photograph
from an exhibition of war photograph's in natural colour produced by Colart's Studios, Melbourne, in the 1920s.
[Picture: Courtesy of State Library of New South Wales, flickr - No known copyright restrictions.] (Edited: Artistic Blur by Graeme Watson, 2016)