A trench on the front line

Published
May, 1917
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Photograph

This photograph shows a pneumatic trench mortar, an indirect fire weapon, being operated by a French soldier in a frontline trench. This mortar was a response to a German minenwerfer, a ...

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Photograph showing a French soldier in a front line trench, May 1917. He is firing a pneumatic trench mortar, an indirect fire weapon. This weapon was the counterpart of the German Minenwerfer, a short-range anti-trench weapon.