The article mentions that a photographer hobbyist has been restoring damaged images digitally. Think how commonplace that ability has become in just
the last few decades, compared to earlier.
There are several gems. Who is the "black Tommy"? There was already a small black community in Britain in 1914 – in
Cardiff, in Liverpool and in the North East. Black men are known to have volunteered and fought in the trenches, but very few photographs of them
Who, also, is the giant of a British soldier, possibly as much as seven feet tall, sitting in front of two standard-sized comrades? Who was the Tommy
who asked the photographer to take a picture of his back, which has been elaborately tattooed with the faces of the British royal family? Why is one
group of soldiers holding a large rag doll?