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(75) D.2867 - French girls washing top boots before they are repaired

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(75) D.2867 - French girls washing top boots before they are repaired

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(75) D.2867 - French girls washing top boots before they are repaired
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DescriptionSeven young women are lined up behind a long row of boots so that only their faces are showing. The boots have all been placed side by side on a rack which runs across the top of deep, metal sinks- most of which are full of dirty water. Under the sinks buckets and brushes are stored on a raised shelf. The shed itself is quite confined and there is only one window. There are more work stations visible in the background which adds to the heavy atmosphere. It is thought that John Warwick Brooke took this photograph. As in Great Britain the local population, which would have consisted mainly of women, children and the elderly, were mobilised to help the war effort. [Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. Where Tommy's footwear is repaired. This big shop on the Western Front renovates 30,000 pairs a week. French girls washing top boots before they are repaired.']
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French
DescriptionPhotographs from the Haig "Official Photographs" series with French Press Stamps or of France and the French.
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DescriptionPhotographs of various nationalities allied to the British.
First World War 'Official Photographs'
DescriptionBlack-and-white photographs mainly of the Western Front during the First World War. Official British war photographers took many of them for propaganda purposes. Unless otherwise stated, titles are the photographs' original captions. From the papers of Field Marshal (Earl) Haig (1861-1928). The Haig Papers also contain Douglas Haig’s diaries.
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