Old World War One Pictures

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  1. Scott7117

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    Here are some ancient pictures from World War One taken by my great grandfather, while he was there. These might be rare I have no clue. I'll post a few for you guys. Sorry I know they're a little small.

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    I would think they're relatively rare, but someone else more knowledgeable will hopefully chime in. It's definitely interesting to see how they were outfitted, the terrain/conditions where they were stationed, and I think that last one shows the soldier preparing food? Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Man those are amazing... I am a history major and I can tell you those are certainly rare. Any personal photos of WWI are certainly rare... If I was you I would contact a historical society with those Photos. The photos are considered a Primary Resource to historians, which is the most valuable type of resource you can have when it comes to researching a subject. I'm sure there are historians who would love to have a look at the actual photos...
     
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    Those are def cool! We came across a whole mess of WWII pics when my dad's uncle died. Let me tell you: that guy was twisted.

    Can you post them a bit larger so we can see more detail?
     
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    I'll see what I can do. They weren't all that big to begin with but I'll try.

    I'm glad everyone likes these pictures. I really like the second one, with the soldier holding the two stick grenades.
     
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    I couldn't tell that's what he was holding. That one's quite hard to see on my monitor
     
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    Mine too, looks kind of blown out like age has gotten to it.

    Still awesome stuff, and, with the OP's permission of course, I'll print these for a History project.

     
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    Of course man. Go for it. Hope you get a good grade.

    I'm almost positive that the soldier is holding stick grenades. It may be tough to see them in this picture though. My scanner isn't exactly top-o-the-line.
     

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