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Saturday, 5 January 2013

Out in the snow

Another 'identities unknown' photograph for this week's Sepia Saturday post - a group of WW1 soldiers taking time out in the snow for a smoke. Their cap badges are too indistinct for me to identify accurately - I can see three Prince of Wales feathers and that's about it.

More of this week's posts over at Sepia Saturday

10 comments:

Karen S. said...

Very cool, and as far as feathers or cap badges I wouldn't know much about those, but it's fun learning!

Brett Payne said...

I like the snowballs!

Alan Burnett said...

What is wonderful is the way in which a good quality scan can bring so much life back to such old photographs, you can get amongst the subjects and pick out so much detail.

Wendy said...

I wonder if they pelted the photographer with those snowballs.

Postcardy said...

The snowballs are an interesting addition to the poses in the picture.

Kathy said...

A interesting photograph. I wonder where they were?

Tattered and Lost said...

Shall we guess about how many snowballs got thrown at the photographer? I'm guessing he or she was ducking and weaving saying, "Come on guys! Stop it! Come on guys!" Much laughter was probably heard.

Mike Brubaker said...

A very different WW1 group photo than the usual arrangement of soldiers. The cap badge looks shaped like the Welch Regiment badge, but it also resembles the Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment, and the 10th Royal Hussars too. Perhaps the pipes are a clue. :-)

Kat Mortensen said...

The fellow in the turtleneck with the beret looks like he just dropped in from the Resistance.
Love this photo!

Bob Scotney said...

Interesting that there are more pipes than cigarettes.