Thursday, January 30, 2014

Feldlazarett 92

The Germans while occupying Cambrai, France used Groupe Scolaire Paul Bert as a Field Hospital. The building is in use today as an elementary school.

Sunday, January 26, 2014


A group of signalers in a well tended camp. Someone had taken the time to encircle the fern with a stick path. They are posed with two signal lamps.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

German Wagons

A group of German supply wagons at rest outside of a small town. Cold enough that they blanketed the horses although none of the soldiers look like they have any winter clothes on.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Kaiser Wilhelm II at Kiel

In October of 1918 the Kaiser paid a visit to the Imperial Shipyards in Kiel. Here he is inspecting a torpedo system. This was about a month before he would abdicate

Thursday, January 23, 2014

British Military Hospitals

Two views from inside British Military Hospitals. Both include the nursing staff along with the recovering soldiers. Identifiable cap badges include The Prince of Wale's Own (front row, bottom), Royal Fusiliers (bed on right, bottom) and Lincolnshire Regiment (back row, top).

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

British Wounded

A group of wounded British soldiers recovering at a hospital. At least two of them have injury to their eyes. One in the front row with a bandage across his left eye while in the back row one man has on dark glasses. As sunglasses did not become fashionable until after the war I would assume he is wearing them to protect his damaged eyes.

Monday, January 20, 2014

French POWs

Some French prisoners in front of their German captors. Curiously there are no weapons to be seen. Perhaps the Germans are patients of the infirmary which they are all standing in front of.  

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Biwak im Somme Gebiet

German soldiers bivouacking in the Somme region. This could have been in the early stages of the war before the trenches were dug.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Big Bertha

Inexplicably this card has a note written in English about Big Bertha Shells on the back.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Freie Stunden

German soldiers during their free time. It does look like that free time was spent doing chores at least for some.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Fernsprecher Kabel

A group of German soldiers taking a break from digging a trench for a telephone cable. The shovel on the left reads Feldzug 14-16. The one on the left is barely legible. What can be read is Fernsprecher Kabel or telephone cable.