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1st Lancashire Fusiliers Fixing Bayonets

A long scene at the junction of a communication trench and a reserve trench shows a Corporal, a Warrant Officer, and their men fixing bayonets and moving up the communication trench directed by a Second Lieutenant. This is the junction of 'King Street' communication trench leading up to the front line: seen here are the 1st Lancashire Fusiliers (86th Brigade). Men have been identified as CSM Nelson of C Company, and Coporal Holland.Filmed on the 1st July 1916 at the Battle of The Somme.

'This item is from The Great War Archive, University of Oxford
( [Imperial War Museum Film and Video Archive]'.