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English: Labour camp, Western Front, during World War I. This shows a group of young black members of one of the Labour Corps. They are smiling and looking out of a hut window in one of the Labour Camps. They are probably members of the South African Native Labour Contingent (SANLC). This was originally formed in September 1916 to serve in non-military capacities in German South West Africa, and after February 1917 it was also used on the Western Front.

The cheerful appearance of these men is possibly deliberate propaganda on the part of the photographer, to counterbalance the reports of strikes and unrest among the various nationalities of Labour Corps, when they felt their conditions were unreasonable, or their original contracts had been broken.
[Original reads: 'At the window of one of their huts.']
Author National Library of Scotland
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  • World War One official British photographs
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  • nls:derivative 74408982
  • nls:dodprojectid 74462370
  • Photographic prints
  • Black-and-white prints (photographs)
  • Huts
  • Propaganda
  • War photography
  • Windows
  • Photojournalism
  • Work camps
  • World War, 1914-1918 Campaigns Western Front
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  • owner:name nationallibraryofscotland
  • nls:source solrxml
  • ww1
  • wwi
  • world war one
  • great war
  • 1914-1918
  • great
  • war
  • The Great War
  • First World War
  • World War I
  • South African Native Labour Contingent
  • Labour Corps
  • Labor Corps
Camera location46° 42′ 38.41″ N, 1° 43′ 05.48″ E Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo


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