Aug 042016
 

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

THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

Patients from No. 14 Convalescent Depot at Trouville bathing in the sea, 16 August 1918.© IWM (Q 11193)

THE GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN, APRIL 1915-JANUARY 1916

General William Birdwood, the Commander of the the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), swimming at Anzac Cove, 1915 © IWM (Q 13420)

THE GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN, APRIL 1915-JANUARY 1916

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)

THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

Patients from No. 14 Convalescent Depot at Trouville bathing in the sea, 16 August 1918  © IWM (Q 11194)

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