Vintage Saturday: Desert Watch

Observation post in Palestine
Back when pom-poms on hats were cool.

British soldiers manning a post  somewhere in Palestine. The Lewis gunner is adjusting his sights, while his A-gunner is ready with a new magazine. Three men in the background looking at something else, and using SMLE rifles. Thoughtful of them to top the rock walls of the post with sandbags so as not to scratch up the Lewis! Photo provided by Ruy A. – thanks, Ruy!