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Trenches: A picture worth a thousand words....

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Derulle,

I want to thank you for including pictures from your collection. You've got some great shots of casual Trench life when the bombs and bullets fell silent.

Regards,

Joel

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Hi,

Thanks for your comments. It's very hard to find photos during attack.I may have one or two in my collection but here in France it's difficult to find Imperial German photos. I have some more photos to post this evening.

Regards

Christophe

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Nice photos Christophe. You can almost always tell when a photo is taken in the forward trenches, because the gas masks are usually present. Only one of your photos shows a gasmask (the smallest photo). Not too many cameras were taken into the hot zones. You might have to leave it behind in a rush and who had time for picture taking there anyway?

Chip

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Hi,

You are right Chip. I have only one photo like this smaller I post above. I have got some others photos in trench. have a look.

Regards

Christophe

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The two last photos show the Kronprinz in the trench.

Christophe

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Joel, these are great...I too love collecting photos as of late, just mine are WWII Luftwaffe Wedding photos because I love that they show the happiness in the time of hurt and pain. These photos are wonderful, if only to know what they were thinking and had seen. All the best, Jon

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Jon,

Good to see you my friend. Thank you for the compliment. The Wedding pictures are thought provoking too. I think the thought of surviving the War must have been looming over the entire ceremony.

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I suppose they hadn't finished the "clean up" yet

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Just loved this thread and had to throw in the few that I have that are truly 'at the front'.

First is one that just speaks volumes to me. 'The Eyes Tell the Soul'

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From the looks of it - some photograpehr wanted to document the survival of the gun crew after such a 'mishap'. I think they are still amazed to have made it this far. Date on the reverse is May of 1918...

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Long time ago I got a collection of postcards all titled Brest-Lovosk 1915/1916. This photo appears to be of the same MG company. But this one is the only one - truly at the front. No designation as to where this actualy is though?

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ID: 73   Posted (edited)

Hunyadi and wdmosher,

Thank you for your additions to this thread. Superb pictures Gentlemen!

Hunyadi, I agree with you 100% on picture number 70. Death und Carnage are certainly no strangers to those men seeminging placed right in the thick of it. Absolutely a fantastic picture.

Regards,

Joel

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Hi

That`s realy nicley presented collection. :rolleyes::rolleyes::beer:

Nesredep

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