WWI Photography US in London detail
WWI Photography Catalog

The Fine Print

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

« WWI Photographs--the Trenches, 1916-1918 | Main | Verticals and Lead-Spewing Gargoyles: Spires, Rifles, Bayonettes. Reims, November 27, 1918. »

Comments

Chris Hunt

More fascinating photos!

What I find interesting about the POW picture is the soldier on the right. Such is the grip of hat-wearing in the culture of the day that he'd rather wear a heavy steel helmet than go bare-headed.

My dad served in the second war, and hated wearing his helment even when under fire. Though he was in Burma, where such headgear would have been hot as well as heavy.

Ptak

Thanks very much for sharing your father's Burma/helmet narrative, Chris. Interesting perspective that you've provided by a penetrating photo interpretation.

Ltmurnau

I have been checking this site almost every day for months now, and I want to tell you how fascinating it is - never boring, and always thoughtful.

I'd post this same message every week, but I think you get the idea!

Thanks so much for your site.

Ptak

Thank you so much for that compliment!

The comments to this entry are closed.

Categories