Flooded dug-out in front line trench

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    Soldier in a flooded dug-out, France, during World War I. This photograph shows a smiling soldier stooping down outside the entrance to a flooded dugout. Adjoined to the trench, frontline dugouts such as these were designed to protect men from gunfire and shelling. The walls for the dugout are made from sandbags, while the roof appears to be a large wooded square covered by sandbags and mud. In the background one can see coils of barbed wire.

    [Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN ON THE FRONT IN FRANCE. A flooded dug-out in front line trench.']

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    5. janusz l 46 months ago | reply

      I'm sure that he was just thrilled to be standing in the water and mud . Allies were ordered not to give up any ground ( that dictated were the tranches were placed ) , on the other hand Germans were opting for high ground to keep them relatively dry. Guess were all the stuff from German trenches end up ?

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    6. Archmage01 46 months ago | reply

      What a mess.

    7. Monty-J 46 months ago | reply

      Wow to be that photographer !! This to me is the true power of photography. Scenes like this can tell a thousand stories for generations to come.

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      Time travel,

      in a photograph!

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