Ruined house, Western Front, during World War I. A soldier, well-wrapped against the cold, looking at the ruins of a house. Part of a framework, identified in the caption as part of a bed, is all that survives. The civilian population of the Western Front were the real losers in the war. Many of their homes were destroyed and the land itself was littered with the rubbish of war. When civilian refugees left the war zone, they often had to leave most of their belongings. Even when their homes were not destroyed, they were used as accommodation for troops. [Original reads: 'Framework of a bed: all that is left of a house.'].