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Hi all,

I am after some photos to illustrate an upcoming publication of mine about WW1. In particular, I am after a decent photo of an MG08, whether on tripod, sled or just barrel on parapet. I am entirely open to a posed period photo, and the probability is that will be all that's available. However, it must be in a trench, it must be in France and it must be in the Somme/Picardy area. So far as dates go, it must be 1915/16. Pickelhaube's or field caps are ideal, but steel helmets are not given the date range referred to. I already have pictures of these weapons in various settings in other parts of the Western Front, including for anti-aircraft fire etc etc. If you think you are able to help along these lines, please message me.

Separately, I am after sterbebild of various dates ranging from 1915-1918. Ideally I would like to make contact with a collector of these.

In both cases full picture credit will be given for anything that is made available for me to use. Just to be clear, I don't want the originals, just high-quality scans of the same. I am not interested in pictures that have been skimmed off some collector's webpage at all, but being pointed to such a website where I can contact the owner is welcomed.

All the best


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hi Mac,

I have about 30 pages of MG photos up here... just croll through and tell me which one you need, i can give you a good scan...


I have many Sterbebild, as you can imagine, most are bavarian or for Southern German units, post what you need here and I am sure someone will be able to accomodate you.



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