This shot shows a group of two British and two American soldiers crouched around a wooden crate on which they are playing a card game. Other troops watch rather self-consciously. In the background are the tents of the camp, which is in woodland. The wooden crate on which the men are playing is marked, '48 tins id[eal] unsweetened milk'. Ideal milk, a sterilised tinned milk was the only practical way of providing milk to the Front. The first preserved condensed milk process was invented in 1856. [Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. American & British troops in France enjoying a game of cards.'].