Two soldiers moving flour bags. Two soldiers are straining under the weight of large sacks of flour, which they are carrying on their backs. Their uniforms have become completely white due to the work they are involved in. Cleaning and maintaining uniforms in the deprived conditions at the Front must have been a logistical nightmare for soldiers like these two. The flour is then being loaded on to a conveyor belt which disappears from view. This ‘everyday’ scene may not have had much propaganda value but it does leave a rich and detailed source of evidence for the more mundane aspects of life at the Front.
Original reads: ‘In the Bakery – putting sacks of flour on the elevator.’
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