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

Advertisements

One thought on “The Trench Mirror

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s