Category: trench warfare

Baroness Elsie T’Serclaes (nee Knocker) and …

Baroness Elsie T’Serclaes (nee Knocker) and Miss Mairi Chisholm, nurses and ambulance drivers dubbed “The Madonnas of Pervyse”

at the entrance to a dugout in the trenches on the Western Front, c1917.

Serbian officer observing from a Machine Gun…

Serbian officer observing from a Machine Gun position in a front line trench. Balkan Front, September, 1916.

Members of the Vietnamese Royal Family in Fr…

Members of the Vietnamese Royal Family in French service at Le Breuil, May 1917. Left to right: Prince Bun Vien, Count Ung Triel, Count Ung Thien, Count Bun Dong.

A group of Italian soldiers having a rest in…

A group of Italian soldiers having a rest in a trench on the Carso Front (Karst Plateau). Note some of the soldiers are reading letters, c1916.

Mark I Tank ditched astride a captured trenc…

Mark I Tank ditched astride a captured trench. Left of Flers, 1st October 1916.

Men of the H. A. C (Honourable Artillery Com…

Men of the H. A. C (Honourable Artillery Company). in a firing trench, St. Eloi, April 1915.

A British soldier up an artillery observation …

A British soldier up an artillery observation ladder. These light, portable ladders were of great use. At the top was a bullet proof shield and it was found that it could be put up frequently within 1000 yards of the Turkish trenches.

Sentries in a trench on the Siegfried Line. …

Sentries in a trench on the Siegfried Line. April-May 1917.

2nd Lieutenant Max Rabone, 2nd Battalion, Ro…

2nd Lieutenant Max Rabone, 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers with a ‘mud and coke’ trench fire in the line at Festubert, 1915.

An American signalman operating a trench rad…

An American signalman operating a trench radio set with its 10 volt battery at Chatillon-sur-Seine, 8 November 1918.