Hidden in a French barn for ninety years, these pictures are a telling record of soldiers in preparation for the Battle of the Somme.
Over 400 glass plates have been discovered and collected by photography enthusiasts Bernard Gardin and Dominique Zanardi, in hopes of identifying the soldiers:
A treasure trove of First World War photographs was discovered recently in France. Published here for the first time, they show British soldiers on their way to the Somme. But who took them? And who were these Tommies marching off to die?
From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by .