Friday, April 17, 2015

Breech Cover

A poor quality photo but one of the few I have seen where the rifles are fitted with a breech cover. This also makes the rifles difficult to identify. I believe they are M1917 Endfields.
The soldiers here are marching through an American town. They are lucky enough to have trucks to carry their packs.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


A German supply depot at Messines two months before the Battle of Messines (1917).

Monday, April 6, 2015

Railroad Repair

A narrow gauge track runs along the main tracks being repaired by these German troops. They are close enough to the front to warrant a screen to shield they from the sight of the enemy.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Einjährig Freiwillige

An Einjährig Freiwillige or One Year Volunteer in Vienna. He has both the cuff sleeve and collar button indicating his status.

Monday, March 30, 2015


German troops festooned with flowers marching off to the front.

Friday, March 27, 2015


Two soldiers from the 76ème régiment d'infanterie flying high over Mailly-de-Camp.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Aerial Photography

Two German photographs showing aerial views of the battlefield. The top shows two very faint trench lines. Soldiers can be seen in the trenches as well as in the area between them. The bottom pictures the remains of a building in a heavily shelled area. It is not clear if there are soldiers among the ruins.