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English: Rifle inspection, Western Front, during World War I. Soldiers who have just come out of the trenches have cleaned their rifles and are lining up for the weapons to be checked by a sergeant. Another sergeant is making notes. The muddy conditions made it imperative that weapons were cleaned as soon as possible so that they did not rust.

This photograph was probably taken after the autumn of 1916, because many of the men are wearing the sleeveless leather jerkins, lined with blanket, that were issued late in 1916.
[Original reads: 'Rifle inspection after being relieved from the front line.']
Author National Library of Scotland
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  • World War One official British photographs
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  • Photographic prints
  • Flanders
  • France
  • Black-and-white prints (photographs)
  • Mud
  • Propaganda
  • Rifles (long guns)
  • Soldiers
  • War photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Military inspections
  • World War, 1914-1918 Campaigns Western Front
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  • owner:name nationallibraryofscotland
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  • wwi
  • world war one
  • great war
  • 1914-1918
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  • war
  • The Great War
  • First World War
  • World War I
  • Rifle
  • Lee-Enfield Rifle
  • Lee-Enfield
  • Short Magazine Lee-Enfield
  • SMLE
  • Bayonet
  • Rifles
  • Soldier
Camera location44° 50′ 16.52″ N, 3° 41′ 39.44″ E Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo


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current14:54, 16 November 2016Thumbnail for version as of 14:54, 16 November 2016600 × 463 (67 KB) (talk | contribs)National Library of Scotland, Set 72157624150609895, ID 4688598692, Original title Rifle inspection after being relieved from the front line
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