This image is of a soldier dividing out loaves of bread at a roadside supply dump. He has emptied the loaves out of some of the hessian sacks onto the snowy ground. The lack of hygiene in the handling of food supplies appears shocking until one reflects on the impossibility of hygiene in the trenches with the mud, sewage and dead bodies. Gastric infections were a major problem created by the poor diet and the lack of hygiene. Many First World War veterans had life-long health problems caused, in part, by the army rations. [Original reads: 'Portioning out the bread at a road-side dump.'].