A Benet-Mercier machine gun section, Flanders, 1915.

A Benet-Mercier machine gun section of 2nd Rajput Light Infantry in action in Flanders, 1915. Photograph of a Benet-Mercier machine gun section of 2nd Rajput Light Infantry in action in Flanders, during the winter of 1914-15. About 1.3 million men from the Indian subcontinent served during World War One, many of them on the Western Front. These men from the 2nd Rajput Light Infantry are using a machine gun in Flanders during the winter of 191. From an album of 22 official photographs (and one newspaper cutting) showing scenes from the Western Front, 1916-1918 (c). Associated with World War One, Western Front (1914-1918).