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Divided reverse. No correspondence.

A junior officer and NCO from an unidentified Feldartillerie regiment modelling what appears some kind of portable sound locating apparatus.

One can't help but automatically jump to the conclusion that these fellows must belong to an anti-aircraft battery, which would explain the sound-detection gear, but the AA role was performed by the Air Service, not the artillery. Another mystery for the files.

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  1. blackbd 80 months ago | reply

    I want their job!

  2. FOKKERJBIRD 77 months ago | reply

    G'day Drake, ;apilot:

    In another Parallel Universe, not too far, far away, this is what they had to say:

    Post #9

    And post #'s 11 & 12:

    You be the Judge! :P

    Cheers mate, FOKKERJ :spandau:

  3. ✠ drakegoodman ✠ 77 months ago | reply

    I'm all over those posts like a fat kid on a Mars Bar - but thanks for the 'heads up' anyhoo.

    - Brett

  4. playaholic 76 months ago | reply

    this pic seems from a Tim Burton movie

  5. Paranoid_Womb 71 months ago | reply

    Thanks for bringing this one to attention Brett. Great picture and I couldn't have picked a better first tittle myself either.

  6. ✠ drakegoodman ✠ 71 months ago | reply

    I was going to change it but the picture took off in terms of popularity so I left the title as is.

  7. hliguy 71 months ago | reply

    I now fully appreciate the expression, "I'm all ears."

  8. capnstarlight 68 months ago | reply

    Can the uniforms be traced? Look Japanese to me. Maybe it's just the goggles.

  9. ✠ drakegoodman ✠ 68 months ago | reply

    The goggles might be Japanese but the uniforms are a hundred percent German.

  10. ...anna... [deleted] 66 months ago | reply

    The comments are almost as entertaining as the image... :)
    Who wouldn't link arms when dressed like this? As if it wasn't surreal enough already....


  11. windshadows 2.0 61 months ago | reply

    Believe it or not, the goggles were binoculars set to focus on infinity - so that when you found the source of the sound by turning your head, you could see the aircraft creating that sound.

  12. neshachan 58 months ago | reply

    Steampunk before it was cool.

  13. Scapa27 56 months ago | reply

    What are those contraptions? I gather from some of the comments that these are sound locators but for detecting aircraft or locating artillery?

  14. Broken1975 53 months ago | reply

    These are cool, I want a pair! They look build-able, but I wonder how the goggles were setup?

  15. antd00d2 53 months ago | reply

    Aliens, Mickey Mouse's ears, etc. ;)

  16. StevenBudRK 53 months ago | reply

    Am I the only one that has noticed the guy pictured on the right seems to be holding the knife of the other guy? I wonder if this was some sort of training method to "steer" the new guy so he could find what was being searched for. Either way, very interesting.

  17. ✠ drakegoodman ✠ 52 months ago | reply

    StevenBudRK The officer is wearing a greatcoat, his bayonet would be underneath and inaccessible to his friend.

  18. aldi monica 28 months ago | reply

    hello! I urgently need to contact you, please see my message on your flickr mail. Thank you!

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