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British infantry from the 4th Battalion, the King's (Liverpool) Regiment, lying in "scrapes", prepare to face a German attack, 1915.

Photo published in The War Illustrated, 12 June 1915. Caption reads:

"COLD STEEL!" BRITISH ABOUT TO CHARGE.— A wonderfully vivid photograph of Germans assaulting British trenches. The oncoming enemy is seen in the left-hand corner while our soldiers, with bayonets fixed and every nerve strained to the limit of human endurance, anxiously await the inspiring command "Charge!" from their officer, standing in the centre. The moment is tense, the most thrilling in human strife. In a flash our "Tommies" will be "up and at 'em!"


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