Category: german army

A German soldier on a barrel of captured Fre…

A German soldier on a barrel of captured French heavy gun with which Laon was bombarded, June 1918.

The German Retreat from the Marne – John Charl…

The German Retreat from the Marne – John Charlton, 1915.

A German ammunition column moving forward ov…

A German ammunition column moving forward over a rough road during the advance to the Marne

while French prisoners are moved back from the line, May 1918.

Wounded German and French soldiers helping e…

Wounded German and French soldiers helping each other on the way back. during the Second Battle of the Marne, July 1918.

British, American and French troops searchin…

British, American and French troops searching German prisoners for papers at Meaulte, July 1918.

British and French prisoners transporting Ge…

British and French prisoners transporting German wounded in wheeled carts to a field hospital.

German troops on foot and on a lorry passing…

German troops on foot and on a lorry passing through ruins of a French town, date unknown.

German troops by a grave of a French spy, pr…

German troops by a grave of a French spy, presumably shot by a firing squad, April 1917.

German troops moving through a ruined French…

German troops moving through a ruined French village on their way up the front line, date unknown.

Uniforms and Distinctive Badges – 1914: Part 1

Uniforms and Distinctive Badges – 1914: Part 1

I found this book in a scrapbook belonging to Major General Llewellyn Price-Davies.
Put together and published in the middle of 1914 it was given to officer of the first contingent of the BEF so that they could familiarise themselves with the uniforms and insignia of the nations they would come across.

Interesting that they used colourised photos of Belgian soldiers while having artists drawings for the French and Germans. Something to do with the relative unimportance of the Belgian military to the British perhaps?

Please forgive the fact that some of the photos turned out to be complete garbage.