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Early morning shave


Two soldiers grab an early morning shave in the New Zealand support lines in 1918. Those in the front line trenches had little opportunity to attend to matters of personal hygiene and often had to spend days wearing wet, mud-encrusted clothing.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference no: 1/2-013152-G
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