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Pic: Onslows/BNPS<br />
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Make shift hospital behind the Front Line. <br />
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Poignant photographs revealing life on the Western Front during the First World War have emerged for sale 100 years after they were taken.<br />
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The rare collection of snaps, taken in the early stages of the war, provide a moving insight into the lives of the soldiers serving on the front line.<br />
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Among the archive of 70 original photographs are images of troops braving the freezing winter months in their fortified trenches at stations in France and Belgium.<br />
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Particularly touching photographs show the barren 'no-man's land' between the British and German trenches.<br />
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One fascinating shot shows a 'shell dump' - where 2ft tall artillery shells were stored in their hundreds while another shows soldiers manning rudimentary machine gun posts.<br />
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In another, a soldier is seen loading a rocket onto a wooden launching pole which would then be fired to announce to impending attacks.<br />
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The photographs are tipped to fetch 3,000 pounds when they go under the hammer at Onslows auction house in Blandford, Dorset, on July 9 on behalf of a private collector.