Category: trench warfare

German troops fixing cylinders in position i…

German troops fixing cylinders in position in a trench before a gas attack.

An overhead trolley for bringing the wounded…

An overhead trolley for bringing the wounded through the trenches.

Captured Russian trenches and barbed wire en…

Captured Russian trenches and barbed wire entanglements outside Tarnopol, July 1917.

British troops manning trenches at the end o…

British troops manning trenches at the end of Struma River where their lines reached the Strymonian Gulf in the Aegean Sea, 1916.

Digging reserve trenches in a hop field near…

Digging reserve trenches in a hop field near Meteren by the edge of a road. Note tapes marking out the bays and traverses. 13 April 1918.

German troops wearing body armour in a trenc…

German troops wearing body armour in a trench. Note a stirnpanzer brow plate on the helmet of the soldier on the right.

An observation post, manned by 1/7th Battali…

An observation post, manned by 1/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, in a communication trench showing gas alarms; a Strombos Horn (‘For Cloud Gas Only’) and metal triangle. Cambrin, 16 September 1917.

British infantry moving up in artillery form…

British infantry moving up in artillery formation, 9 April 1917.

Troops of the York and Lancaster Regiment rece…

Troops of the York and Lancaster Regiment receiving instructions in the trenches before starting out on a patrol near Roclincourt, 12 January 1918. Note the rudimentary camouflage the patrol is wearing.

A ration party of the 6th Battalion, Queen&r…

A ration party of the 6th Battalion, Queen’s Royal Regiment coming out of a communication trench, having distributed rations. Arras, March 1917.