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: German troops have deployed a heavy machine gun as an anti-aircraft gun in a corner of their trench.
World War I in Photos: Global Conflict
German Trenches, World War I
Resting in a Shell Hole - Exhausted Canadians rest in a shell hole during the Battle of Amiens in 1918. These six infantry soldiers must be far from the front lines as several soldiers are sitting dangerously exposed.
60-Pounders in Action - A 60-pounder in use during the Battle of Amiens in 1918. The opening day of the Amiens battle was an enormous success, but the deep advance of 12 kilometres forced the artillery to move forward to keep up with the infantry. In attempting to keep up with the infantry, these gunners have not had time to dig-in and are left dangerously exposed should the enemy begin to use high explosive or shrapnel fire.