This is a great World War I image Ive not seen before, showing action from the German POV. What an expansive shot! This Autochrome photo was as rendered on a photo-postcard, a medium that had become very popular at the turn of the century. Arguably, the image suffers a little from the postcard repro process, but its stil a DYNAMIC shot. Look at that Zep! The spiked helmets, I think, peg this to the 1914 or 15 campaigns.
Black German Soldier in WW1 A group of articles describing numerous contributions by black American, French colonial, Scottish, British, African, and Asian soldiers in military service around the world.
A well armed Saxon sentry from Landwehr Infanterie Regiment 133 somewhere on the Eastern Front. His helmet is a M1915 type Pickelhaube with removable spike. The helmet is covered by a M1915 Überzug (cover) with dark green L 133 letters and numerals sewn onto the front - dating this picture sometime before October 1916. He is armed with two types of stick grenade, and is wearing a heavy, woollen Petzmantel (overcoat).