The Slaughter of the Somme. From their cover in shellholes the Germans wait for the French infantry soldiers who come for them in neat rows (the socalled tirailleur lines the allied generals still preferred).
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On April 22, 1915, the Germans for the first time made a large scale use of poison gas.
Village near Arras, France, conquered by the Germans in May 1915.
German concrete bunker.
A German reserve-division marches cheerful to the front at Verdun.
Hiding in a trench hole in the first line Germans assail the French garrison troops at Fort Vaux, near Verdun.
A German soldiers exposes himself as he throws a hand grenade towards an enemy trench.
German machinegunners in a flooded shell-hole during the Battle of Ypres.
An abandoned British tank in the by Germans reconquered village of Fontaine-Notre-Dame.
|Tank in Berlin
A captured British tank on exhibition in Berlin.
German soldiers show a shot down and captured British pilot to the photographer.
German soldiers leave their cover and head for the barbed-wire-entanglement in an apparent counter-attack.
Although the German medical military service was very good organised, there were often more men wounded than expected. At the frontlines the doctors had to improvise. Medical treatment often took place under primivite circumstances.
Three German front soldiers posing for a photograph.
German soldiers bandage a British prisoner-of-war.
Germans paying their respects to a killed comrade.
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