Trench digging, France, during World War I. Soldiers are digging a trench in between the tall poles that would normally have been used to support hops, grown to make beer. Three officers are watching, one appears to be measuring the trench. Farm buildings can be seen in the background. There appears to be little immediate danger as the men are working in shirt sleeves without their steel helmets. [Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. Troops digging trenches in a hop field.'].