A dead German soldier outside of his dugout near Arras.
This photograph shows the usual equipment of a front line soldier: visible are stick grenades (c.’Potato mashers’), several G98 Mauser rifles, M1887 pick-hatchets(spades), bread bags, steel helmet (‘stalhelme’), a water bottle (rhs of trench) and a supplementary cartridge bandoleer in front of the rifle on the left. He is wearing high black leather boots and carries a gas mask in the container visible on his back.
The Battle of Arras 9th April to 16th May 1917.
Original reads: ‘Dead German outside dugout (Arras region)’.
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