Welsh battalions being conveyed to the front by National Library of Scotland on Flickr:

Welsh soldiers in railway trucks on the way to the Front, Menin, Belgium, 1917. A massive group of soldiers are sitting on top of three railway trucks with their arms and legs sprawled out. They are all in uniform and tin helmets and are still carrying pieces of their equipment. Towards the back of the carriage the soldiers are grouped into a pyramid with some standing up. Despite this the soldiers are not formally posed. In the background is a crescent of leafy tree branches. There is one soldier standing beside the railway track looking at the other soldiers, perhaps he is charge of the draft rather than part of it. John Warwick Brooke is believed to have taken this impromptu photograph.

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