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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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About Kate Lindsay

Kate Lindsay, University of Oxford is the Director of World War One Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings. She is also the Manager for Education Enhancement at Academic IT where she also led the First World War Poetry Digital Archive and public engagement initiative Great War Archive. She has eight years experience of in-depth work on World War I digital archives and educational curricula. Kate has a degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds, combined with an MSc in Information Systems from the University for Sheffield, and an MSc in Educational Research from the University of Oxford. She is particularly interested in womens' experience of War and the representation of the First World War in popular culture.
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