Indian Army cavalrymen pumping water, France, during World War I. In the foreground of this photograph are two Indian Army cavalrymen using a small hand pump to raise water out of a stream and through hoses up a slope. The stream can just be seen in the bottom right corner. At the top of the slope there are a number of horses which appear to be in a corral built of poles. The provision of water for all the army horses and mules must often have been a severe difficulty. At times there were also shortages of hay or fodder. [Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. Indians in France. Pumping up water for horses.'].