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English: A young soldier standing at sentry duty on a plank bridge across a stream. Behind him are the remains of wrought-iron gates hung from brick pillars, possibly the former entrance to a large house. The gates are hung with camouflage and the words 'wood bridge' have been chalked on one pillar.

As captured villages were often used to billet troops, it was important to keep watch, not only to protect the troops but also to safeguard any stores that were stockpiled there. It was sometimes thought that spies were infiltrated among the refugees in the areas of conflict.
[Original reads: 'A sentry on duty in a ruined village.']
Author National Library of Scotland
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  • World War One official British photographs
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  • Flanders
  • France
  • Black-and-white prints (photographs)
  • Gates
  • Guards
  • Propaganda
  • Ruins
  • Villages
  • War photography
  • Wrought iron
  • Photojournalism
  • Planks (wood)
  • World War, 1914-1918 Campaigns Western Front
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  • owner:name nationallibraryofscotland
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  • wwi
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  • 1914-1918
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  • war
  • The Great War
  • First World War
  • World War I
  • soldier
  • sentry
  • bridge
  • village
Camera location46° 42′ 38.41″ N, 1° 43′ 05.48″ E Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo


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current12:50, 16 November 2016Thumbnail for version as of 12:50, 16 November 2016600 × 449 (62 KB) (talk | contribs)National Library of Scotland, Set 72157624150609895, ID 4688538046, Original title Sentry on duty in a ruined village
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