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Ever resourceful Tommy

Ever resourceful Tommy

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Summary

Soldier collecting snow to melt for water, Western Front. In this photograph, a British soldier is shown filling a small mess tin with snow. The original caption explains that he was about to melt the snow to get some water, as the Germans had poisoned the water supply in the area. This was a common tactic of the Germans when they were forced to retreat. It not only demoralised the Allies, but created practical difficulties for them...The letters RE on the soldier's left shoulder suggest he was a Royal Engineer. By his cuff he has a good conduct chevron and a single wound stripe...[Original reads: 'The ever resourceful Tommy. As the Huns have poisoned all water, Tommy makes snow answer his purpose.']..digital.nls.uk/74549290 ( http://digital.nls.uk/74549290 )
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Date

1914
place

Location

France, 43340 Saint-Christophe-d'Allier, France44.83792, 3.69429
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Source

National Library of Scotland
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