This photograph shows a soldier in a lookout tower. The raised position of the tower allowed for a better view of enemy territory, even from zones behind the frontline.
It was printed in Il Mondo, a weekly publication in Rome between 1949 and 1966 that focused on politics and culture. This is not an official photograph, but may have been taken by another soldier and sent in.
- Article by:
- Stephen Badsey
- Historical debates
From portraits of soldiers to official government images, Professor Stephen Badsey examines the private and public use of photography in World War One and its value as a historical source.