Staff of Director of Ordnance Services, France, during World War I. This posed photograph of the staff of the Director of Ordnance services shows them ranged on the steps of a chateau. Large houses were requisitioned by the army as Headquarter buildings for commanders and their staff. The Ordnance Service was responsible for organising the supply of ammunition, equipment and stores.
Two members of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAACs) can be seen in the centre of the group. The WAACs were run by the war office and were used for clerical and other duties.
[Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. Staff of the Director of Ordnance services.']
Owner: National Library of Scotland
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