Vintage Photographs - Trenches

A bomb bursting over a British trench This section of the website contains archive photographs taken during, before and after the war.  Specifically this sub-section contains photos of trench scenes or trench-related photography.

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vintage photoKing's Liverpool Regiment in the trenches at Festubert 1915 (GWS) vintage photoAustrian Generals taking observations from a trench in Poland (GWS)
vintage photoA shell bursting over a trench (GWS) vintage photoA periscope attachment for rifles for use in trenches (GWS)
vintage photoBritish soldier wearing a steel helmet (GWS) vintage photoA French sapper preparing a mine (GWS)
vintage photoFrench sapper listening for enemy sappers (GWS) vintage photoFrench sappers enjoying a welcome rest (GWS)
vintage photoFrench sappers carrying away earth dug from a mine gallery (GWS) vintage photoFrench soldiers lighting the fuse of a battery of trench mortars (GWS)
vintage photoA French battery of trench mortars (GWS) vintage photoFrench soldiers lighting the fuse of a battery of trench mortars (GWS)
vintage photoFrench soldiers in a captured German trench near Arras (GWS) vintage photoBritish officers in a dugout awaiting the arrival of shells (GWS)
vintage photoAn English Red Cross worker visiting Belgian trenches (GWS) vintage photoFrench soldiers removing dead and wounded from an Argonne trench (GWS)
vintage photoZouave keeping watch in a Belgian trench by means of a periscope (GWS) vintage photoA machine-gun in position in the Belgian second line (GWS)
vintage photoThe defence of Van (GWS) vintage photoThe defence of Van (GWS)
vintage photoDigging trenches at Van (GWS) vintage photoLine of trenches in the breastwork of Fort 7 of the Kovno defences (GWS)
vintage photoGlimpse of the German position through a loophole in a British trench (GWS) vintage photoTerraced and sandbagged Australian dugouts at Gaba Tepe (GWS)
vintage photoCemented trench in Fort 8 at Kovno (GWS) vintage photoAllied forces working a machine gun in Gallipoli (GWS)
vintage photoFrench officers watching an attack on Seddul Bahr (GWS)  

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A 'Baby's Head' was a meat pudding which comprised part of the British Army field ration.

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