This photograph illustrates the saying that 'an army marches on its stomach'. The mobile field kitchen can be seen on the right of the image with its supply wagons. The two horses in the background suggest it was pulled to the spot, rather than driven there by motorised means. Food was transported to the front line in 'Dixie's' (cooking-pots), via the labyrinth of communication and reserve trenches. The shirt-sleeved soldier standing at the far left is carrying a Dixie. When the general staff proudly boasted that men in the field received two hot meals a day, 200,000 soldiers wrote letters saying that they received no hot meals when serving at the front line - food and drink being cold by the time it reached their mess-tins. [Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT. Field Kitchen and Tommies resting.'].