German soldiers on their way to Paris, 1914
Books and websites on the Great War show mainly allied war pictures. German war photography is often ignored, probably because that country lost the war. But German war photographers were very good. Below and on the next pages you will find some examples.
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German soldiers, with flowers on their helmet, say farewell to their families.
A German unit during the Battle of the Marne.
After weeks of long marches and numerous fights the German advance towards Paris came to a stand. Tired and disillusioned the Germans had to withdraw.
After the Battle of the Marne the Germans retreated to the river Aisne.
The Taube (pigeon), with its spreaded tail and rounded wings was an striking and feared appearance in the beginning of the war.
In the Belgian city of Antwerp the German occupation authorities issue their first announcements to the civilian population.
In the first months of the war the roads in Northern France were choked by troop transport and fleeing civilians.
|Invasion by Bicycle
German army unit on bicycles invading Poland.
A German trench in the swamp area near the Mazuric Lakes on the Eastern Front.
German soldiers attacking.
German soldiers resting in a trench near Ypres in Flanders.
German shock-troops conquer a French position.
The German trenches were usually very well built. There were strong and they had loop-holes.
German officers inspect a conquered French trench that started on a farmyard.
German soldier with two Belgian girls.
|The long, long trail
A surly looking German guarding British prisoners-of-war.
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