Monday, August 26, 2013

134è Régiment d'Infanterie

Members of the 134th Infantry Regiment in the midst of transition to the horizon blue uniforms. Some of the greatcoats are the 1877 model made in horizon blue while other are single breasted with a turn down collar. There are both light and dark blue kepis and even a couple that appear to have canvas covers. One soldier has a kepi from the 133rd regiment while his coat is from the 134th.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Feld Wache No. IV

A Landsturm sentry, armed with a Gewehr 88 and a M1871 bayonet.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Machine Gun Nest

A German machine gun nest in a wooded area. This unit is armed with a Maschinengewehr 08.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Funny Ten

The sign reads "Transport der lustigen zehn nach Rumänien" or Transport of the funny ten from Romania. They have their shoulder straps turned over to hide their regiment number and the field caps have a cloth cover to hide the cap band color.

Monday, August 12, 2013

5e Régiment

A group of 5th Regiment engineers in a mix of work Fatigues and regular uniforms. The soldier on the left wears the specialist insignia of the railways.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Dugout near Riga

A dugout behind the front line near Riga that took a direct hit from an artillery shell.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

155mm Cannons Mle 1877

A row of French 155mm Cannons Mle 1877 at Verdun. A different view of these same four guns was previously posted in 2011.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

2. Hannoversches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 77

This card was sent in November 1916 while the 77th Infantry Regiment was in Sissonne Camp to receive some training after spending the first half of the year on the Eastern Front.

Dewey, 1916

Saturday, August 3, 2013

74th Landwehr in Belgium

A member of the 74th Landwehr posing by a damaged house in Belgium. His unit spent most 1916 in the area southeast of Ypres before moving to the Somme in October. Kruisstraat would be the site of three mine explosions during the Third Battle of Ypres.

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Oberleutnant Klee and another officer in a trench on the Eastern Front near the Dunajec river.