Gordon Highlanders in the Trenches

Dressed in their kilts or khaki shorts, this image shows a group of Gordon Highlanders taking a brief rest during a march to the frontline trenches during the Great War. This sheltering hole appears quite dry, unlike the usual Western Front images of puddles and mud. It is difficult to establish whether this infantry foxhole is a planned sheltering hole or a crater that was caused by shelling or a mine explosion.

Published by Christian Clay Columba Campbell

Christian Clay Columba Campbell is a Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use. As Senior Warden of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Orlando, FL), he organised the process by which the parish accepted the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, petitioning to join the Catholic Church. The Anglican Cathedral is now the Church of the Incarnation in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. Personal queries should be directed to me at eccentricbliss dot com.

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