Trenches on the Western Front were little more than mud ditches crawling with disease and vermin, filled with stagnant water and all too often the bodies of fallen comrades.
Bosnia-Herzegovina soldiers of the 1st Mountain Brigade of the 18th Infantry Division. They had undergone heavy fighting during the Third Battle of the Isonzo in October 1915. They are seen here, resting in the Brigades cantonment site . (Photo by courtesy of Ambrus Rainer).
Fingers of Fate - The Tightening Grip ~ ca1916 WWI propaganda counteracting previous German missives... In the center is Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm II
It happened on christmas day, 1914: German and British troops held a temporary ceasefire, the 'Christmas Truce'. Exchanged greetings, sang carols, soccer matches, decoration of a tree in the German trench A Polar Bear's Tale