French soldiers in Fort de la Pompelle
Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces with gas masks and rubber gloves during a chemical attack near Chapei in the Battle of Shanghai, August 1937 -
Czech border fortification
The last issue of “Die sape”, a the trench newspaper written, edited and printed by the Bavarian 19th Reserve Infantry Regiment. The cover drawing is amazing.
Unteroffizier, Sächsisches 2. Ulanen-Regiment Nr. 18
(By Carl Becker, from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection)
A crisp shot of a Seasoned Landwehr Sentry on the bitterly cold Russian front
A French soldier aiming an anti-aircraft machine gun from a trench at Perthes les Hurlus in Eastern France. ca 1918
The three Neubaufahrzeug tanks sent to Norway in 1940. All three were the Krupp turret design, which mounted the primary and secondary guns side-by-side in the turret, as opposed to Rheinmetall’s design which stacked the 37mm piece above the 75mm primary weapon. The tanks had little combat value in Norway, but were nevertheless paraded around at every opportunity to project the illusion of a strong armored presence. In the limited combat the tanks saw, none were destroyed by enemy action, but one did manage to become hopelessly mired down, forcing the crew to abandon and destroy it themselves.
Discharge of a huge French cannon caught by the camera just as the projectile left for the German lines. The gunners have stuffed their fingers into their ears to protect them from noise of explosion.