The Trench Mirror

After yesterday’s fake spyglass, here’s the real trench mirror, which was used to observe no-man’s-land without exposing oneself to enemy snipers. This pictures comes from a German cigarette album published in the 1930’s and was described as a scene on the Somme in 1916. I’ve found the original photo on this site, the legend states that these men belonged to the 4th East Lancashires and were in a front-line trench near Nieuport, in September 1917.

trench mirror


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