Stunning WWI photography that is both devastating and otherworldly (42 Photos)
An Australian machine gunner has fixed his Lewis gun bipod on a tree stump and opens fire on German planes, Aug 1918. His feeder is ready with another pan magazine. The Lewis was quite effective against WW1 planes and their light structures.
The storming of Le Quesnoy by New Zealand troops, World War I, 4 November 1918. One of the most gallant feats of the closing days of the Great War. The brick rampart was crowned with German machine-guns, but the New Zealanders managed to bring up a 30 ft ladder, and ascended in single file amid a hail of bullets, soon driving the enemy down the reverse slope of the bastion and capturing the town. Illustration for The Wonder Book of Soldiers (Ward Lock, c 1920).
WWI. German officer outside his digs in a well established trench system. Some were so well built that they had electric and water pipes. Rumours even indicate officers having captured pianos in their dug-outs.