German front soldiers, posing for a photograph.
The real comrades on this picture are not the soldiers, though. The man on the right is Gefreiter A. Hitler, who had few friends at the front.
The dog at Hitlers feet, whom he called Fuchsl, was his dearest friend. The small white terrier, apparently the mascot of English soldiers, had been chasing a rat in No-Mansland. The dog had jumped into a German trench, where Adolf had catched him - and kept him.
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