The Making of an Officer: with the Artists Rifles at the Front, Official Pictures of the British Army

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
British basic officer training in the Artists Rifles, St-Omer, Western Front, December 1915. Drill and musketry instruction. On sentry training British and French sentries together stop a staff car to check the occupants. Out in the country, the trainees cut brushwood for hurdles. They learn how to make bridges from tree trunks and rafts from gas capes filled with straw. They repair trench systems, and construct wire entanglements. An officer teaches them the elements of...