Category: trench warfare

A happy looking soldier of the 1/6th North S…

A happy looking soldier of the 1/6th North Staffs, with French soldiers in a trench. Neuville St Vaast, February 1916.

Exchanging addresses during the relief. 1/6t…

Exchanging addresses during the relief. 1/6th North Staffs and 50th French Infantry, Neuville St Vaast, February 1916.

That’s pretty cute.

A group of French soldiers chop timber for u…

A group of French soldiers chop timber for use in trench construction in Aisne, 1915.

French infantrymen making knife rest barbed wi…

French infantrymen making knife rest barbed wire obstacles during early 1915.

Two French troops in a front line trench, us…

Two French troops in a front line trench, using a box periscope to look over the top in Argonne, 1915.

Australian soldiers having their feet inspec…

Australian soldiers having their feet inspected for trench foot at Zonnebeke, September 1917.

Australian tunnelers pumping water from dugo…

Australian tunnelers pumping water from dugouts, Hooge, Belgium. 18 September 1917.

The 2nd Australian Tunnelling Company at wor…

The 2nd Australian Tunnelling Company at work underground. 14 November 1917 at Nieuport Bains, Belgium.

Cooks and troops of the Australian 2nd Divisio…

Cooks and troops of the Australian 2nd Division cooking and receiving a hot meal near Croix du Bac, 18 May 1916. 

Australian troops in a trench during the Battl…

Australian troops in a trench during the Battle of Lone Pine, August 1915.

Note the white arm bands, used to help the attacking troops identify each other in the darkness of the Ottoman trenches.