THE HERITAGE OF THE GREAT WAR
Germans Search Devastated City of Visé, 1914
A squad of members of the 149th German Infantry searching the ruins of the city
of Visé in Belgium, the first town to feel the force of the German 'mailed fist'
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|Alim Khan, Emir of Bukhara
Digichromatography picture made by the Russian photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, 1917.
|Spiked Helmet Platoon
German picture of a spiked helmet platoon.
|Under A Zeppelin
German artillery exercise.
|Under A Zeppelin (2)
Another picture of a German artillery exercise.
German Landsturm platoon.
German one decker Krieger: Fighter.
Gefangene Schottländer is the original caption with this German war picture.
|POW's Taken Near Ypres
This German picture shows Prisoners-of-War, taken near Ypres in Belgium.
Kriegsgefangene Turkos, North-Africans taken prisoner.
German picture: Prisoners-Of-War in the barbershop in their camp at Wahner Heide (Wahner Moor).
The allies also published pictures of their POW's.
German soldiers in a destroyed village near the Somme.
|Help from the French
French cavalry arriving to reinforce the Belgians around Namur, Belgium, summer 1914.
Belgian Soldiers Behind the Entrenchments on the Road to Malines.
French troops entering this Belgian village are warmly welcomed.
French troops advancing on the double quick.
|Off to the Front
A squadron of 'Guides', the crack cavalry of Belgium, en route to join the army of defense holding the Germans in check.
According to the caption this picture shows the British king visiting the front and talking to an hospital matron.
A German postcard from 1916, with the amazing caption Abendfrieden in Feindesland: Evening Peace in the Enemy's Country.
British soldiers with a machinegun.
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Sources: Most of the pictures above come from our own collection. Others were found in books, and a few elsewhere on the Internet - RR.