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Image of Imperial Russian soldiers in the Zelinsky-Kummant M1915 Gas Masks. The mask was brown colored rubber piece with 2 eyelets, which covered the head. The mask connected to a filter which was kept in the rectangular container that also held the mask when not in use. Also included are some pictures of an original mask carrier and mask found on the internet. Of all the gas masks from WW1, these are the most rare. 

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A Mark V Male tank, No 09038, loaded with wooden bridging material and a ‘Crib’, a special contrivance for crossing trenches, stranded in a trench in the Hindenburg Line at Belley Wood near Cologne Farm, in the Bellicourt section of the Hindenburg Defences, Aisne, Picardie on October 4th. 1918.
Same tank ended up in Russia, but was captured by the Bolschewiks from the Whites.

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Paschendael. A British dressing station behind the lines.  Battle of Broodseinde. Men of the Royal Army Medical Corps dressing prisoners' wounds, near Wieltje, November 1917. (IWM photo)

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Private Cecil Ernest Bartlett (2761) from Leasingham, South Australia with the 32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement, 1st AIF. Enlistment date 4 January 1916. Killed in Action at Polygon Wood, Ypres - 30 September 1917 aged 25.

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29. September 1918
Men of 137th Brigade, 46th Division, are addressed by Brigadier General J C Campbell VC CMG DSO on the Riqueval Bridge after breaking the German's Hindenburg Line defences.  The Riqueval Bridge spans the St. Quentin Canal north of Bellinglise.
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Personnel with captured Fokker D. VII aircraft of the German Air Force, Hounslow, Mddx., 1919.
Ground crew, other ranks, and a least one officer in front of captured Fokker DVII 6822/18 and others at Hounslow, handed over to Canada as war trophies.
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Battle of the Canal du Nord.
A Horse team of the Royal Field Artillery pulling an Ammunition Limber for a 18 pounder field gun up the slope of a cutting through the bank of the Canal du Nord, near Moeuvres, 27th September 1918. (IWM photo)
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Battle of Hazebrouck.
6-inch howitzer of the 277th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery firing in a lane in front of the railway line near Merris, in the Nord department of northern France. 12 April 1918 (IWM photo)
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Battle of the Menin Road Ridge.
Troops of the 13th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry preparing to advance on the village of Veldhoek. 20 September 1917. (IWM photo)
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21 September 1917
German prisoners captured in the battle of Menin Road Ridge wait their turn to be vaccinated at Locre in Belgium. (IWM photo)
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Battle of Flers-Courcelette. Reinforcements (possibly from a NZ division) crossing the old German front line during the advance towards Flers, 15 September 1916.
The battle of Flers-Courcelette, was the third main phase of the battle of the Somme. (IWM photo)
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British infantry marching through Vieux-Berquin after the Battle of Loos, September 1915. (IWM photo)
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The French sector of the Somme, photo undated, ca. 1916
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Stunning photos Fritz. The quality of which are exceptional. Never seen anything like them before. My favourite would have to be that of the Mk V Male tank but its a tough call. A truly excellent post Sir!

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Originally black and white photos, they have been recently colourised by someone, but well done.

I see the photos have since disappeared, but I hope they have at least been seen by a few people.
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31 minutes ago, Fritz said:

Originally black and white photos, they have been recently colourised by someone, but well done.

Most definitely. Like they were taken yesterday. Someone knows their craft.

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Image of US soldiers being instructed on the M1903 Springfield rifle, most likely during training stateside. They are wearing the Pre-War Boots known as Russet Marching Boots, these were notably different that the wartime as they had no hobnails. The M1917 and other wartime boots all had the nails. Typically US soldiers wore two pairs of socks while wearing the combat boots, as a result, most soldiers wore boots that were up to two sizes larger than normal. 

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Leather marching boots would not last long without nails

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Nope, they sure don't, that is why the US used the M1917 and M1918 boots with hobnails as well as French and British boots. Sometimes behind the lines troops wore the boots without hobnails, such as HQ staff and such. 

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French anti-aircraft team in action.

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French FT-17 tanks with American soldiers.

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Belgian machine gun team with dogs and carts. 

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US Ordinance soldier helping to add message to carrier Pidgeon. Pidgeon's were used in virtually every front and by the allies and central powers

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Chow time! Note the SRD Jugs by the feet

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Russian recruits

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Russian Machine gun armored motorcycle

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French troops cleaning/prepping equipment, next to the man on the left is a box of Citroen grenades

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2 photos above are of a French engineering crew working on a bridge.

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Image of US soldier in 1919 during occupation period in Sayn, Germany.

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Photo of US soldier with German rifle in May of 1918. Note the soldier is a wearing 2 Chauchat ammo bags and has the M1911 holster. He is either a Chauchat gunner or assistant gunner.

Image source, national archives

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1919 photo showing how the Allies stored capture German rifles after the war. 

Image source, national archives

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Canadian Nova Scotia Regiment, signal corps unit

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US troops in Perth, Scotland, en route to the Western Front. US forces landed in Ireland, England as well as France, before heading to the front.

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Image of two US soldiers, the one on the right is holding the Lange Pistole 08 or often referred to as the Artillery Luger. 

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Copy of a period postcard depicting Serbian soldiers in 1914. The Serbian Army was not ready for war in 1914, lacking arms, equipment and a dependable infrastructure, and was still recovering from the Balkan Wars. Regardless, the Serbs did put up stiff resistance resulting in delaying the Bulgarian and Austrian forces, resulting in Germany sending forces to help break the Serbian defenses. Eventually the situation became desperate for the Serbs, who were in part evacuated by the Allies, led by the French. Over 150 ships rescued Serb forces and civilians along the Albanian coast, settling them in various locations in the Mediterranean. While in these areas, the Serb army was rebuilt and reequipped and played a major part in the Allied victory on the Solonika front, resulting in the entire area of Serbia being recaptured by November 1st, 1918. 

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Allied soldiers by the iconic Sphinx in Egypt. 

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Colorized photo of French Soldiers in a rear area, note the metal cans hanging from shoulder straps visible on two soldiers, these are gas mask tins. 

Image source, internet

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British Artillery, specifically a BL 9.2-inch howitzer for use in the Battle of Amiens, which started on August 8th of 1918, also became known as the Black day of the German Army.

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Portuguese soldiers drilling in the use of the Lewis gun, these soldiers were mainly equipped by British Forces with gear and weapons.

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The Portuguese troops fled in panic under shellfire. Here, important background facts about the cause of conflict between Portugal and Germany:

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kampf_um_Naulila

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portugiesisches_Expeditionskorps

 

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From most accounts I read, they did not do very well under fire. In my opinion, they should have followed Spain's example and remained Neutral. Portugal also faced a lot of internal difficulties during the war, as well as maintaining a large colonial empire, which stretched her thin. 

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