Cool Digital Camera images

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Through German spectacles
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Image by National Library of Scotland
An Irish officer wearing the souvenirs he has retrieved from a battle. He is wearing a German helmet and spectacles, and is thrusting a rifle and bayonet towards an invisible aggressor. He is looking toward the camera and laughing. On either side of this man there is a long line of soldiers looking on – one or two have souvenirs of their own. They all appear be enjoying the spectacle, and are smiling and laughing.

[Original reads: ‘OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. "Through German spectacles" An Irish officer with his souvenirs.’] This image is a good example of the type often used by the Government and Military as propaganda. Along with the flippant caption, such images would provide those at home with the reassuring thought that the Allies were ‘thrashing the enemy.’]

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Building a dugout
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Image by National Library of Scotland
Soldiers building a dugout in the supporting reserve lines. Underground dugouts like these were used by officers for planning attacks, while soldiers used them for eating and resting. This image looks like a ‘posed photograph – rather than a spontaneous photograph – as most of the men are looking towards the camera.

Though some dugouts were simple sheltering holes built into the side of trenches, larger dugouts adjoined communication trenches away from the line of enemy gunfire. The British army recommended that dugouts should measure between 2 feet by 4 feet and 6 inches wide, though, understandably, trench dugouts quickly grew in size the longer the war continued. In his poem, ‘The Dug-Out, Siegfried Sassoon writes about life and death inside a trench dugout.

[Original reads: ‘OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE WESTERN FRONT. Building a dugout.’]

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