Friday, February 28, 2014

Vater Frank

A member on the 30th Landwehr Regiment identified as father Frank with other members of his company constructing what appears to be a bomb shelter. The roof is made of railway rails. The 30th Landwehr Regiment was in the Lorraine sector between Moselle and Abaucort in 1915.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Hospital Train

A group of hospital train workers in the train yard around a makeshift cook stove.

Friday, February 21, 2014

German Dugout

Another well appointed German dugout. This one has a covered seating area with framed pictures on the wall. On the table next to the vase with flowers a gas mask canister.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

German Occupied French Town

German troops relaxing in a French town well behind the front line. The women and children have not been displaced.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Stausküche 6

This is a well appointed German trench. It has its own kitchen. The sign above the doorway appears to read "Stausküche 6".

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

23rd (County of London) Battalion

Eight members of the 23rd (County of London) Battalion in camp. The one standing at the entrance of  the tent has a Regimental Police armband.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Unteroffizier Kellner, Proviantamt

In January, 1918 the 79th Reserve Division left the line east of Gouzeaucourt. They returned in February near Gonnelieu. This card was sent from Solesmes by Unteroffizier Kellner during his brief rest.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Bridge Repair

Testing the strength of a new bridge. A group of German soldiers are gathered around an Aveling and Porter steam roller on a recently replaced bridge.