Soldier washing, France, 1914-1918. Thousan
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Soldier washing, France, 1914-1918. Thousands of soldiers carried autographic cameras, resulting in a wealth of vignettes of barrack life. In the trenches of France during World War One (1914- 1918), even ablutions like these existed only in memory and in photographs for the average enlisted infantryman.