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Soldiers show off a fine crop of sprouts, grown at the Army Service Corps depot at Osterley Park in Hounslow.
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Hounslow’s Osterley Park stately home was used to train drivers for the Army Service Corps during the First World War, but here we see another use – growing vegetables on waste ground for soldiers’ meals. Men are shown hoeing land, before a rich crop of what appear to be sprouts is held up for the admiration of viewers.