This shows the devastation in Chaulnes. Although difficult to make out, a small group of soldiers relax at the side of the road beside a line of horse-drawn carts. The buildings behind them are mere shells and the road is water-logged and muddy. There was heavy fighting in the area of the Somme from 1916 onwards, during which time Chaulnes changed hands several times. As a result, it is difficult to determine when this photograph was actually taken by Warwick Brooke. [Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT. Desolation at Chaulnes.'].