mehercle: After the crossing , on parade . They’re all from the 137th Brigade of the 46th(North Midland) Division , so they’re all from the North and South Staffordshire regiments . They’re being addressed by Brigadier General J.V. Campbell , V.C. , commanding the brigade . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Vaughan_Campbell
mikeacycle: Did this canal have any special value? Was there any reason they stopped their advance to take the photo or were they just resting?