I. Probably 1st Battalion, the Lancashire Fusiliers, Western Front, autumn 1917.
II. A mass burial by soldiers of the British Army on the Western Front, 1916-1918.
A company resting. A long queue of soldiers in the camp is served with rations. Physical training exercises in the open air include a 'duck walk' and tossing a man in the air up a line. Bayonet drill for two opposing lines. The battalion marches along a dirt road while its band plays beside it.
The grave site is close to the battlefield and transport can be seen passing up a road in the background. The corpses are wrapped in shrouds and brought on stretchers to the mass grave, with an escort of soldiers. The battalion chaplain reads the burial service as the shrouded corpses are lowered, with some difficulty, into the grave. Some of the men handling the bodies are clearly distressed. The troops throw handfuls of earth down into the graves as the chaplain says a final prayer.