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.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Grudusk Church

A German field kitchen and artillery outside a heavily damaged church in Grudusk. The church still stands today.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

300 Meters From the Frenchmen

A frontline German trench. If the note on the back is to be believed it is only 300 meters to the opposing French trench.

Trench Ladders

Four German soldiers carrying short makeshift ladders through a shallow trench. It must have been a very secure area to allow the photographer to set up on a high point to take this picture.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Walter Henry Jones

Walter Henry Jones of the Army Service Corps in France.

Tranchée No. 1

Four German officers posing in a trench. The one in the leather coat holds a sign that says Tranchée No. 1. Perhaps this is a trench they captured from the French.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Army Service Corps

A motor driver with the Army Service Corps. This picture was taken by Murray Dowding of Chipping Sodbury.

Monday, March 2, 2015

22nd Infantry

A young father from the 22nd Infantry Regiment. The 22nd spent the war in home guard action. First seizing German ships in New York harbor. Company L spent some time at the Frankford Arsenal, Pennsylvania supplying guards for Cramp's Shipbuilding Company in
Philadelphia, PA and Gloucester, NJ.

Bavarian Infantryman

A Bavarian infantryman. He has a Gewehr 88 rifle with a S71 bayonet and Model 1895 ammunition pouches. These were typical of Landwehr regiments.