Scene in one of the many mechanical transport workshops behind the line | National Library of Scotland

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Army Service Corps Mechanical Transport workshop. Four men are holding on to a large engine. It is suspended from a supporting frame by ropes and chain. Three other men, including a Lieutenant, look on. Many mechanical workshops were set up behind the Front, to maintain and repair the vast number of vehicles used during the war.

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About Richard Marshall

Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
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