A British soldier helps a wounded German prisoner walk along a railway track.

‘A Boche prisoner, wounded and muddy, coming in on the 13th.’

A British soldier helps a wounded German prisoner walk along a railway track. A man, possibly an official French war photographer is shown behind them, holding a camera and tripod. The derogatory term for a German, ‘Boche’ or ‘Bosch’, originates from the French slang ‘alboche’, which was two words ‘Allemand’ (German) and ‘caboche’ (pate, head) put together.

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