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    [LEFT][*******#000000][FONT=Courier new]All images by Hans Hildenbrand from [/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]
    http://www.retronaut.co/2012/02/colo...man-front-wwi/

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    These are quite rare pictures, because they are NOT recoloured, they where originally taken in colour. Here is an article about them (sadly in german) with a few more pics: http://einestages.spiegel.de/externa...#featuredEntry
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    nice pics, thanks for sharing them

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiGon View Post
    These are quite rare pictures, because they are NOT recoloured, they where originally taken in colour. Here is an article about them (sadly in german) with a few more pics: http://einestages.spiegel.de/externa...#featuredEntry
    thanks mate and google translate was savior of the day

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    Some real pride taken in building some of those trenches, almost as though they knew they would be there a while.

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    nice pics ... this is Italian front????

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunemetal View Post
    Some real pride taken in building some of those trenches, almost as though they knew they would be there a while.
    Quite true. Many British and French commanders didn't want their troops to get too comfortable, believing that it would make the soldiers reluctant to attack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tosco View Post
    nice pics ... this is Italian front????
    No if you clicked the link to the spiegel article you would have learned that the mountainous looking area is not the alps but the Hartmannsweiler Kopf in Alsace.

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    Love the granade box like a key locker.

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    [*******#333333]> Many British and French commanders didn't want their troops to get too comfortable, believing that it would make the soldiers reluctant to attack.

    Yes, and there was also the idea that occupied soil should be retaken and therefore trenches shoudln't be build as if they would last for a long time.

    Thanks for the pics, they are great.[/COLOR]

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    Great find, thanks for posting.

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