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Tank Trap - This elaborate concrete trap was erected by German defenders in Pronville, France to stop Allied tanks. The steel bars prevented tanks from coming over the wall. There were few of these traps on the Western Front. The Germans usually relied on field guns firing over open sights to stop advancing armour. The guns were generally effective, but this left them dangerously close to the front and therefore vulnerable to attacking infantry.

WW1: Un des troupes coloniales de la France KIA est assis en position verticale dans ce qui ressemble à un cratère de bombe sur le front occidental, non daté. Pendant le WW1 l'armée française enrôlé quelques 440.000 troupes coloniales de l'Afrique et de l'Indochine française. On estime que 40 000 de ces troupes ont donné leur vie pour «leur» pays.

German demobilisation, Western Front, 1918. Scenes as German soldiers cling on to the roofs and doors of a train already full of other troops. The caption indicates that these were demobilised German troops desperately trying to return home. The photograph may have been taken in France.

British soldiers take German prisoners somewhere on the Western Front mid 1916 or later - The Great War (@WW1_Series) | Twitter


Rare Color Photographs from the Trenches of World War I

The wreck of a German tank, which was destroyed during a battle on the Western Front.

WWI, German trench on the Western Front, postcard close-up, Credit: AKG Images/Ullstein

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A Red Cross nurse writes down the last words of a British Soldier. 1917, somewhere on the Western Front