Meanwhile, at the front, the sea is stiff with naked Tommies.
It has been baking hot these days & I just sit & ache to go & have a bathe. But the ocean is so stiff with Tommies, ‘naked as worms’, that there is not means alas.
Dorothie Feilding, 4 August, 1916
Patients from No. 14 Convalescent Depot at Trouville bathing in the sea, 16 August 1918.© IWM (Q 11193)
General William Birdwood, the Commander of the the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), swimming at Anzac Cove, 1915 © IWM (Q 13420)
Men bathing, south of ‘X’ Beach, Helles Front, 1916. On the cliff top are the tents of No. 87 Field Ambulance, 29th Division.© IWM (Q 13283)
Patients from No. 14 Convalescent Depot at Trouville bathing in the sea, 16 August 1918 © IWM (Q 11194)