Wednesday, November 28, 2012

German POWs taken at Dricourt

A group of German prisoners with their French guard near Dricourt. Still near the front as there are plenty of gas mask canister being carried by both sides.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Touch up

This photograph of a French soldier in his work fatigues needed a little touch. The Photographer went in and added the buttons and pocket of the jacket. 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Schreibstube 13/6

Members of Grenadier-Regiment Graf Kleist von Nollendorf (1. Westpreußisches) Nr. 6 outside of the orderly room.

Friday, November 16, 2012

German Mule

Picture here is a group from the Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 16 with a mule. In early 1915 they would have been on the line in the Aisne region of France.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Three Sergeants in Vienna

Three sergeants (Zugsführer) in the Austro-Hungarian Army in Vienna before the war. The one on the left wears what looks like a Franz Joseph Bronze Jubilee Medal. This medal was given to all members of the armed forces in 1898 in celebration of the of the 50year of the Emperor's reign.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Swallows Nest

This soldier wears the swallows nest (Schwalbennester) of an army musician on his shoulders.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Chers Parents

"I've taken advantage of the rest to send you a small souvenir from the front. Good health and a quick recovery, and good luck. Tonight the canons fire loudly. Nothing new. The regiment is still at rest, we're told it's for 2 months. Waiting to see you and get a strong handshake."