Captured Belgian field gun, manned by Germans
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|Title||Captured Belgian field gun, manned by Germans|
|Notes||Captured belgium fieldgun manned by German artillerymen. |
Photograph 'Copyright | Newspaper Illustrations Ltd.'
Most German Artillery units wore a Pickelhaube (spiked helmet) with ball fitting to the top; the man sitting would appear to be a reservist from Bayern (Bavaria), which did not adopt the Kugel (ball) top until 1916, and continued to wear the Model 1886 Pickelhaube with squared visor (the man standing wears the Model 1895 Pickelhaube with rounded visor, by comparison).
|Item Date||1914 - 15|
|Item medium||Photographic paper|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Martin Bastone|