Winter in den Vosgesen #3

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    These Germans pose in early gas masks intended for use in mine rescues.

    ✠ drakegoodman ✠, josefnovak33, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. ✠ drakegoodman ✠ 25 months ago | reply

      Super views of the apparatus. Book-worthy.

    2. Paranoid_Womb 25 months ago | reply

      As Brett said, the ultimate set of the year, most probably of a few years even. Really nicely collected.

    3. ✠ drakegoodman ✠ 25 months ago | reply

      Take a look at the anti-grenade barriers lining the parapet. Bloody hell, the only thing this picture doesn't have is an A7V lurking in the background. Wait a minute ...

    4. Paranoid_Womb 25 months ago | reply

      Yeah, what are those things exactly? Nets?

      By the way, is that an armored plate behind the 3th guy, you can also see it in the Gaede picture.

    5. hliguy 25 months ago | reply

      I missed this this photo as I was cruising new postings. So those aren't solar panels. :-) Great series of photos that, I get the impression, were highly contested.

    6. Wooway1 25 months ago | reply

      Yes. It appears more clearly in the Gaede postcard where you can see an observation port with sliding cover. It looks like this group was on the cutting edge of military technology in 1915 by going back to 1015.

    7. xiphophilos 25 months ago | reply

      "Going back to 1015" is actually still an understatement. The Gaede helmet with its nose piece reminds me of ancient Corinthian helmets, like this:

      The Grabenpanzer looks just as uncomfortable as the Dendra armour, found in a Mycenaean Greek grave at Dendra (tomb Nr. 12) and dating from ca. 1400 BC.
      Scroll down a little on this site: (
      There's also a series of photos on Flickr:

    8. ✠ drakegoodman ✠ 25 months ago | reply

      Dräger HSS (Heeres Sauerstoff Schutzapparat).

    9. Paranoid_Womb 25 months ago | reply

      I think those screens are also visible in this picture (right):

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