Belgian machine guns pulled by dogs

Description

This postcard shows three Belgian soldiers with a machine gun carriage being pulled by dogs. There is often a fine line between information and propaganda. This especially applies for war postcards such as this one. 

Full title:
Belgian army. Machine guns pulled by dogs
Created:
1914-1918
Format:
Postcard / Illustration
Held by:
Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)
Copyright:
© Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)

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