Troops watching Chinese dragon ceremonies, Western Front, France, during World War I. This shows some members of the Chinese Labour Corps carrying two huge paper dragons with large decorated heads and long snakelike tails. Two other Chinese are holding paper lanterns. British troops and Labour Corps members can be seen in the background.
Large dragons like this are used in the processions on the final day of the Chinese New Year, which takes place in late January or early February.
[Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. Chinese entertain British troops in France. Dragons ready for the Dragon fight.']