At Dynamichrome we are marking the lead up to Remembrance Day by sharing a series of six photographs we have digitally reconstructed in colour for the Imperial War Museum London.
Men of the Lancashire Fusiliers sit in a muddy puddle on the floor of a front line trench opposite Messines to clean a Lewis gun. Behind them, as the trench bends round to the right, a group of men can be seen standing in the trench, one of them with his bayonet fixed. To the left of the photographs, can be seen the gas alarm horn and wind vane. Several rows of sandbags form the top left-hand edge of the trench.
Color Reconstruction Jordan Lloyd
Words Emily L.W. Kern, IWM
Original Photograph by Lieutenant John Warwick Brooke
Format Black & White Photograph
Date January 1917
Location Messines, Belgium
Source The Imperial War Museums, IWM Q 4649