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A day at the beach

NCOs and Mannschaften from an unidentified regiment relax on the sand in a no doubt welcome respite from the trenches.

 

A couple of interesting items of note are:

 

Owner / unit identification details can be seen uniformly stenciled on the inside collars of the men's fatigues.

 

Two kinds of bayonets are visible in the foreground, the central one being a 98/05 "butcher" bayonet and the two smaller types being M1914 sawbacks (issued to NCOs).

 

The mandolin is an unfamiliar type. It has however been adorned with bayonet troddels.

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Taken on February 18, 2009