'A crowded road at Fricourt', France, WWI, 1917.

'A crowded road at Fricourt', France, WWI, 1917.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm


Officers in staff cars pass a line of marching infantry on a road in Picardy, northern France. To the right there is a Red Cross ambulance and beyond, a group of 'pioneers' widening the road. The constant stream of men and vehicles has turned the road into a sea of mud. Many towns and villages in the area, including Fricourt, were so completely destroyed that they no longer appear on maps. From the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.

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