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German trench occupied by Tommies - Historic World War 1 Photograph Coloured

Many loving hours went in the the colouring of this photograph. Its amazing how adding a bit of colour can bring photographs to life.

This photograph was taken by 2nd Lieutenant J. W. Brooke and is of a German trench occupied by British Soldiers near the Albert-Bapaume road at Ovillers-la-Boisselle, July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. The men are from A Company, 11th Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment.

Original this photograph comes from the Daily Mail Official War Photograph, Series VII, No. 54, titled ""Tommy's" look-out in a captured trench at Orvillers". The obverse carries the following information: "Passed by Censor" and "This picture vividly shows trench life as it is lived by our "Tommies". It is a German trench at Ovillers, which they made their own."

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