'Fake' WW1 photo contains kernel of truth - Full Fact

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A photo of a WW1 battalion after returning from war in 1918 is not real. But it is based on real events.
'Fake' WW1 photo contains kernel of truth

30 April 2021

What was claimed An image shows a battalion of the Cameron Highlanders in 1914, prior to being despatched to the front line, the next image is the same battalion upon their return in 1918 after the armistice. Our verdict The 1914 image is real, but the 1918 image appears to have been constructed to reflect the casualties suffered by the battalion in the first months of the war.

An image shared on social media claims to show a photo of a battalion of the Cameron Highlanders in 1914, prior to being deployed in the First World War, and a photo of the battalion after returning in 1918, much depleted.

This isn't the first time the image has gone viral on social media:

"This has got to be one of the most powerful photographs I have ever seen. Above is a battalion of the Cameron Highlanders in 1914, prior to being despatched to the front line; below is the same battalion upon their return in 1918 after the armistice. "

Gerry Burns fb page. pic.twitter.com/1aL6ZdD4ug — SCA (@hampson_d) November 11, 2018

The 1918 photo appears not to be real but to…
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