A smiling soldier sitting in the mud near the Front, eating a spoonful of hot food, possibly a potato, from a steaming food container. This would appear to be one of a series of photographs showing the soldiers' rations, possibly intended to reassure their families at home. The photograph had no original caption. In theory, the British army rations were well balanced and probably better than many of the poorer men would have had in their civilian life, However, the long, difficult supply lines and the sheer scale of the army, meant that full supplies often failed to reach the troops. [Original reads: No original caption.].